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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Boletín Informativo N. 4 Septiembre 2016

Boletín Informativo N. 4 Septiembre 2016

Aquí pueden descargar el boletín informativo de actividades del mes de Septiembre, realizadas por el Proyecto P... follow »

Ancora e sempre Aprile por Milli Martinelli

Ancora e sempre Aprile por Milli Martinelli

Domingo 14 de de Agosto de 2016, a las 21 horas en el Palazzo de Simoni, Via Buon Consiglio n. 25, Bormio (Sondrio - Italia) ... follow »

Flea market in Bormio (SO)

Flea market in Bormio (SO)

Today August 7, 2016 it took place in Bormio (Sondrio Province) the traditional flea market where Ayuda Directa was present w... follow »

Manabi project goes ahead

Manabi project goes ahead

Here you can download the last newsletters in PDF format of the activities undertaken so far (in Spanish): - Boletín ... follow »

Solar Panels

Solar Panels

From this year the Ayuda Directa Office in La Esperanza works with solar energy. Thanks to a donation of a few panels used re... follow »

New bathrooms for Pilahuaico

New bathrooms for Pilahuaico

Today Ayuda Directa has delivered 15 new bathrooms , 4 bathrooms remodeled and 4 laundries to Pilahuaico families, Colta Coun... follow »

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