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 and civil society research organizations in order to strengthen the local capacity for preparation and response to these types of events. In the meantime, COOPI has carried on implementing support programs for small craftsmen and Afro-Ecuadorian women and also, since 2006, supportive programs for the integration of the Colombian population in the border area.
During the last years, interventions by the international cooperation were significantly reduced and COOPI has increasingly assumed a second-level role through the technical support provided to the local authorities.
In 2016 and 2017 COOPI made its intervention with a project on humanitarian assistance to address the 7.8 Richter Scale-magnitude earthquake that hit the coastal population in April 2016. It did so by supporting the recover of livelihoods of fishers communities in the Esmeralda Region.
* Data about COOPI’s achievements are based on last balance sheet.
The situation in Ecuador
The results of COOPI
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