AYUDA DIRECTA ONLUS

Ayuda Directa is a non-profit organization that was founded in 2001 by a group of friends all of whom wished to help others in Ecuador. The words "Ayuda Directa" are Spanish for Direct Help, this is a phrase that has been and continues to be one of the guiding principles of the group. Our activities started in earnest in May 2001 and since then we have continued to grow and to reach out to various sectors of Ecuadorian society, the poor, the marginalized and the discriminated against. Our main areas of activity are in the fields of education and health with the overriding aim to improve the basic quality of life of the underprivileged who live in Ecuador.

All of our projects are undertaken in a collaborative spirit, actively involving local people and institutions. We make every effort to utilize local resources and institutions in order to accomplish the goals of every project (view annual reports). Respect for local cultures and traditions is observed and always taken into account in the design and implementation of each and every one of the projects.

Another guiding criteria of the organization is to offer assistance to those in need in a manner that is both effective and educative, respecting the dignity of the individual on one hand while on the other avoiding the perception of being a simple and ready source of aid. We try to offer assistance offered in a just and equitable manner where the recipient understands that it is not a gift but something earned or to be earned.

By the end of 2004, Ayuda Directa has been established not only in Ecuador, but also in Italy and Germany, the latter two providing the majority of funding for the projects run in Ecuador.
In 2005 also Ayuda Directa U.S.A. has been established.

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Micro creditos

Micro creditos

Sigue la entrega de micro créditos directamente a través de la Caja de Ahorro y Crédito de La Esperanza.... follow »

Construction of 18 houses in Don Juan

Construction of 18 houses in Don Juan

It has started the countdown to the beginning of the construction of 18 houses for homeless families affected by the earthqua... follow »

Post-earthquake activities - Newsletter January 2017

Post-earthquake activities - Newsletter January 2017

Latest news from the project Por Manabí: in the month of December 16 houses were assigned to the families of Bellavist... follow »

Informe Anual 2016

Informe Anual 2016

Haz click aquí para visualizar el informe de actividades del año 2016: INFORME 2016 follow »

Post-earthquake Activities - Newsletter November 2016

Post-earthquake Activities - Newsletter November 2016

It is available the Newsletter of November 2016 describing what has been done within the project Por Manabi in the Bellavista... follow »

New courtyard in the school of Zazapud

New courtyard in the school of Zazapud

Ayuda Directa contributed to the construction of a new courtyard in the school "Pedro Ignacio Lizarzaburu" of Zazap... follow »

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