We are a social organization run by the Society of Jesus. We facilitate sustainable human development processes for and with people in extreme situations of poverty, vulnerability and exclusion around the Ecuadorian coast.
We work to promote the recovery of their dignity, principles, personal and cultural values as well as recovery of their full citizenship.
We encourage social organizations and grassroots communities to assume their identity and to take control of their own destiny, working together with staff and volunteers engaged, motivated, trained, and based upon ecumenical (universal, Christian) service.
We are helping to restore the rights of people in situations of extreme poverty, vulnerability and exclusion, focusing on structural change toward a more just, equitable and inclusive society in Ecuador.
- Preferential love of the poor, vulnerable and excluded
- Participation as a fundamental value for making decisions and carrying out our work
- Solidarity as an expression of preferential love
- Honesty and transparency
- Humility and respect
- Austerity in managing the resources entrusted upon us