Why World Vision is in Ecuador

Similar to other countries, Ecuador was hit hard by the global pandemic, with people losing livelihoods, education opportunities, and stability on top of the many fatalities. As a result of pandemic-related closures, the extreme poverty rate increased and as many as 115,000 more people were unemployed in 2020 than in previous years. Kids who had to stay home from school often didn’t have resources like internet access to continue learning, and national statistics estimate that up to 300,000 children and youth will join the workforce instead of returning to school. During the year, as the economy contracted, the government ended up cutting budgets for public health and education programs, which will increase the difficulty of vulnerable kids getting what they need to recover from the pandemic’s effects. Thanks to strong partnerships, kids and families in Ecuador were equipped with resources to help them weather the pandemic. We collaborated with indigenous communities to reach rural families with hygiene kits and health information in their native language. Kids received educational materials to boost their learning at home, and families in need got food supplies.

We never give up on people

World Vision child sponsorship looks at all the things that prevent children from surviving and thriving in their community, and then works with that community to bring all the pieces of the puzzle together to build a better life for all children. For sponsors, it’s a personal way to show God’s love to a child in need in a life-changing way.

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Progress in Ecuador

Thanks to the generous support of donors, we’re making great progress toward the well-being of children and their families.

Child Protection and Care

Boys and girls are safe and valued, well cared for by their families, and participating in their communities as agents of transformation.

  • Children feel safer in their communities after learning about their rights, how to advocate for their rights, and how to prevent and report child abuse.
  • Mothers and fathers improved their parenting skills through workshops where they learned how to raise their children with love and compassion.

Healthy Children and Families

Children and families are well nourished, protected from infection and disease, and have access to essential health services.

  • Children and families learned about the importance of proper handwashing and how to prepare balanced diets for their children, keeping kids healthy and well-nourished.
  • Children are healthier after receiving growth monitoring, deworming treatments, Vitamin A, and vaccinations to protect them from diseases such as measles.

Education for Better Lives

Children have opportunities to learn and to develop their talents, young people are equipped for the future, and families and communities support children's education.

  • Children in Ecuador attended workshops that involved painting, theater, and sports. They were able to grow in their friendships and think about goals for their future.

Prayer Requests from Ecuador

World Vision's staff in Ecuador are asking us to join them in prayer for the following:

  • That leaders would prioritize nutrition programs and funding for the youngest children, to increase their chances at growing up healthy.


  • That children who have been out of school during the pandemic would be able to return safely and quickly so they can keep learning and developing.


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