Ecuador Mi País (EMiP), a registered 501(c)(3) non-governmental organization based in Washington, D.C., USA, was born in August 2005 as an initiative of young Ecuadorian professionals living in the Washington D.C. area:
“We felt a moral imperative and a deep desire to contribute to the social and economic development of their country through promoting and supportting education of children whose families live under the poverty line in Ecuador.”
(From Original Mission Statement from 2006-2010.)
What started with four original members, through much hard work, grew to 400 members around the USA. The 2nd Board was elected in 2010 to 2014. Their main work was raising funds to give scholarships to children in three specific places in Ecuador: children attending Casa Victoria, Quito; children in Fe y Alegría school in Cuenca, Ecuador; and children at Muchacho Trabajador, Manta and Esmeraldas, Ecuador. Click here to learn more about the beginning movement.
Between 2006 and 2011, Ecuador Mi País was able to fund 350 scholarships for children in need of education in Ecuador, as well as host more than twenty young and accomplished Ecuadorian and American professionals as executive volunteers to contribute to this noble cause first hand.
In 2011, Ecuador Mi País was selected and approved to participate in the Google for Nonprofits program, enabling us to reach more donors, apply for the $10,000 AdWords grant, and improve our operations while raising awareness for the children of Ecuador.
Passing the baton, we continue…
In 2014, a new set of like-minded friends joined and a wider perspective of impact is now being given by the newly elected Board. Ecuador Mi País will be a vehicle for a broader group of people, not only made up of “young Ecuadorian professionals,” but whoever wishes to donate and participate in partnering with NGOs who work directly with children and their education in Ecuador.
The vision is still the same, but we have an additional aspiration:
“To offer a space to people from all over the world, who have willing hearts and open hands, where they can make contributions and find volunteer opportunities to continue serving Ecuadorian children and their education “
EMiP will provide statistics, reports, and will verify project execution as part of the accountability agreement with the NGOs we partner with. Please check back in for that information on our site moving forward.
emails: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
address: Calle Imbabura 1124 y Loja — Quito, Ecuador
phone: 593 2 295-1134