Ecuador has high levels of domestic violence, with some estimates suggesting that as many as seven out of 10 women suffer some type of domestic violence in their lifetime. Southern Ecuador has few women’s shelters and fewer job training opportunities for survivors of domestic violence. The IAF is committed to expanding economic opportunity, including for women seeking safer lives for themselves and their children. Our grantee partner, Fundación María Amor (FMA), provides women and their children in the city of Cuenca with much-needed shelter, therapy, and leadership and business development opportunities that prepare women to become self-reliant through sustainable smallholder agriculture.
|Project:||Location:||Years active:||IAF grant funding:||Counterpart commitment:||Direct beneficiaries:||Indirect beneficiaries:||Program areas:|
|Caring for the Earth while caring for ourselves: supporting economic independence for women victims||Ecuador||2019 – 2022||$147,400||$263,334||150 individuals||700 individuals||agriculture and food security|
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