The devastating earthquake in Manabí, Ecuador, in 2016 caused major destruction in cities, but also had a lasting impact on rural areas. Many once-productive salt pans in Las Gilces, an area with a long history of artisanal salt production, were contaminated past the point of repair, and their owners moved to the city in search of jobs. At the IAF, we support community approaches to building disaster resilience and expanding economic opportunity. Our grantee partner, Fundación para la Investigación y Desarrollo Social (FIDES), will diversify its partnerships portfolio by working with a local association of producers of artisanal salt to improve its salt production and strengthen its leadership. This project contributes to FIDES’ mission of promoting environmental sustainability in local communities and creating new jobs in Las Gilces.