Ecuador - Casa Adalia
Where HOPE is given: Academic support for residential home
Began partnering with E=H: 2013
Casa Adalia is a safe place for young women who have escaped adverse situations. As a result of high rates of poverty and unemployment, and a lack of education, Ecuadorian women are at an increased risk for sexual exploitation and human trafficking. Casa Adalia provides young women who have survived various forms of sexual exploitation and relationship violence with a place to recover and thrive.
Many of these women have infants or young children who join them, and Casa Adalia makes every effort to provide these children with care and support as well. Both the women and their children are beneficiaries of scholarships to address educational needs. One of the goals of Casa Adalia is for the young women who live in the house to finish their high school education and get a job that can serve them and help them be financially independent when they leave the residential home.