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.

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Project Don Juan Fresh Fish

Project Don Juan Fresh Fish

We are pleased to announce that soon the new fishing center of Don Juan, Cantón Jama, Province of Manabí will s... follow »

30 nuevos baños para las familias de Lupaxi Grande

30 nuevos baños para las familias de Lupaxi Grande

Hoy entregamos 30 nuevos baños a las familias de Lupaxí Grande, Cantón Colta, provincia de Chimborazo. E... follow »

Terminaron los trabajos de construcción de una cubierta en la Escuela Juntos Venceremos de Chone

Terminaron los trabajos de construcción de una cubierta en la Escuela Juntos Venceremos de Chone

Se terminaron los trabajos de construcción de la cubierta en la Escuela Juntos Venceremos de Chone, gracias a la gener... follow »

Dos días de salud dental e higiene oral en La Esperanza

Dos días de salud dental e higiene oral en La Esperanza

Los días 22 y 23 de febrero de 2018, estudiantes y docentes de la Facultad de Ciencias de la Salud de la Universidad N... follow »

Proyecto Guagua

Proyecto Guagua

Ayuda Directa, en su compromiso con una gestión educativa integral en las escuelas de algunas comunidades indíg... follow »

Final Report Project Por Manabí - Earthquake 16th April 2016

Final Report Project Por Manabí - Earthquake 16th April 2016

The project "Reconstructing Dreams For Manabí" was born following the strong 7.8 earthquake that hit Ecuador... follow »

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