The Ecuador Children’s Hope Organization (ECHO) is a U.S.-based charity that raises money in support of programs aiding working children on the streets of Quito, Ecuador.
Currently, ECHO is fulfilling this mission through its relationship with CENIT (The Integrated Childhood and Adolescence Center, Centro Integral de la Niñez y Adolescencia). This relationship enables CENIT to continue to meet the needs of Ecuadorian child laborers and their families.
Mission Statement: ECHO is dedicated to supporting non-profit organizations in Ecuador that are committed to providing hopeful futures for working children and their families through education, job training, nutrition programs, health and social services, psychological help, and recreation.
All donations to ECHO, of any amount, are greatly appreciated. Even as little as $5 is enough to buy a week's worth of healthy snacks and lunches for a school child in Ecuador.
Ecuador Children's Hope Organization is a 501(C)(3) organization, so contributions to ECHO are fully tax deductible as provided by law.
The Centro de la Niña Trabajadora (The Center for the Working Girl, CENIT) is a non-profit, non-governmental organization in the south of Quito.
It is located right at the heart of some of the lowest-income neighborhoods of the city, where poverty forces many parents to make the difficult decision to send their children into the streets to work instead of to school.