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Ecuador

Ecuador is located in Western South America, bordering the Pacific Ocean at the Equator, between Colombia and Peru.              

Quito, Ecuador's capital city, is one of the most colonial cities in the region, maintaining 17th and 18th century traditions established under Spanish rule. It also has a large indigenous population struggling to maintain its traditions and to survive in an oppressive, westernized society. Our partners are the Latin American Council of Churches (CLAI), the United Evangelical Church of Ecuador (IEUE), and the Ecumenical Foundation for Integral Development, Training, and Education (FEDICE).

Pray for: The indigenous communities of the province of Imbabura as they work together with FEDICE to provide water and sanitary conditions that will improve the quality of life of their people.

The ministry of EIRENE, a family counseling organization and the Center for Integrated Family Services as they provide counseling and therapy to families in need, and training for future therapists.

Population (2014 est) – 15,654,411

Area – 176,200mi

Capital – Quito

Ethnic Background

     Mestizo (Amerindian and white) – 72%

     Montubio - 7%

     Afroecuadorian - 7%

     Amerindian – 7%

     White – 6%

     Other - <1%

Exports - petroleum, bananas, cut flowers, shrimp, cacao, coffee, wood, fish

Imports - industrial materials, fuels and lubricants, nondurable consumer goods

Life Expectancy (2014 est) – M 73 years    F 79 years

Infant Mortality (2014 est) - 17.93 deaths/1,000 live births

Adult Illiteracy Rate – 8.4%

People in Mission

 
Cooper, Marilyn
Ecuador
Marilyn Cooper, a member of United Christian Church, Austin, Texas, serves with the Ecumenical Foundation for Integral Development, Training and Education (FEDICE). She is working in preschools and community centers in Indigenous communities teaching English.
Give a gift for Marilyn's appointment

 
Hebert, Glenn
Ecuador
Glenn Hebert, a member of United Christian Church, Austin, Texas, serves with the Ecumenical Foundation for Integral Development, Training and Education (FEDICE). He is working on FEDICE website design and a blog about his experiences.
Give a gift for Glenn's appointment

 
Waggoner, Bethany
Ecuador
Bethany Waggoner, member of First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Eugene, Oregon, serves as a Global Mission Intern with the Ecumenical Foundation for Integral Development Training and Education (FEDICE) in Ecuador. She works to strengthen the capacity building of those organizations in areas of communication and finance.
Give a gift for Bethany's appointment

Support Ministries in Ecuador

 To make a general gift for the work being done by partners in this country use the online donation page. Select Latin America and the Caribbean from the designation list and type work in Ecuador into the Project/Partner line.

You can also make a gift for these specific ministries in Ecuador:

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