Percent Below Poverty Line: 21.5%
Ecuador, located on the coast of South America, straddles the equator. It is the largest banana producer and exporter in the world, and it holds the largest fishing city in the world, Manta. Ecuador was devastated by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake on April 16, 2016. It’s a country with much potential to rise out of the ashes, but currently needs our ongoing assistance for their continued rebuilding efforts. In 2020, we look forward to expanding our work with the poor in collaboration with the Missionaries of St. Francis de Sales.
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