The first period was characterized by developmental projects in collaboration with universities and religious-educational institutes. Since the early 1990s, to assist communities affected by volcanic eruptions, landslides, floods, the Organization has intervened with projects thereby collaborating with institutions, civil society research organizations in order to strengthen the local capacity for the preparation and response to these types of events. In the mean time, COOPI has continued to implement support programs for small craftsmen and Afro-Ecuadorian women and, since 2006, supportive programs for the integration of the Colombian population in the border area.
During the last years, local politics have limited the interventions of International cooperation and COOPI has more so assumed a second level role, through the technical support to the local authorities.
Currently COOPI is active with a humanitarian aid project in response to the 7,8-magnitude earthquake that hit the coastal population during the month of April 2016, thereby supporting the recovery of the livelihoods of the fishing communities in the Esmeraldas region.
* Data about COOPI’s achievements are based on last balance sheet
The situation in Ecuador
The results of COOPI
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