Surveyed Communities

Community 1 - 200 households in Ecuador

Community 2 - 200 households in Ecuador

Community 3 - 200 households in Ecuador

This community is a rural parroquia located at the southern part of Ecuador in the Loja Province, and it is located about 40 kilometers from the province's capital. The comunity is located 1,700 meters above sea level and it has a dry subtropic weather, with an average of 20.3 centigrades througout the year.

Houses in the region are builted with adobe and wood; they have interior patios and big doors. Agriculture is the most important occupation of the region. They grow crops of corn, peanuts, bananas, tobacco, sugar cane, potato, citrics, and fruits. Tourism is another economic activity of importance.

This parroquia has 13 elementary schools and a mixed school with two schedules: one in the morning and one in the afternoon. It also has other institutions to serve the community such as: Parroquial Meeting, Political Tenence, Municipal District, Comunity Police, Hospital, and an Asociation for Ecotourism.

Community 4 - 203 households in Ecuador


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