Population: 15.4 million;
Languages: Spanish (official), Quechua and Shuar;
Population living in poverty: 5%;
Number of child workers: more than 227 600;
Population in rural areas without sanitation: 13.9%.
Plan started working in Ecuador in 1963, in the urban marginal areas of the City of Guayaquil. Today, more than 500,000 children participate in our projects across Azuay, Bolívar, Cañar, Chimborazo, Cotopaxi, Guayas, Loja, Los Ríos, Manabí, Pichincha and Santa Elena provinces.
We work in over 1,000 communities, promoting rights and a decent life for children and their families.
Our main target groups are children and teenagers who live in situations of inequality and vulnerability, and whose rights are infringed, as well as workers with disabilities and other groups in need of special protection.