The project

NGO that works promoting and defending human and nature rights, they are focused on helping female adolescents who are survivors of human trafficking. The help they give is based on reestablishing their legal rights, life project, education, health, and love. 

Since 2012, the Foundation has treated approximately 200 adolescent women survivors of the crime of human trafficking.

The project works in three lines:

1. Institutional welcome

The foundation has a temporary Institutional Protection House, in which the survivors live. Girls and adolescents from 12 to 17 years receive comprehensive attention in the process of restitution of their rights. This includes: accommodation, food, clothing, medical, psychological, educational, social and legal care; recreational, recreational and cultural activities.

2. Prevention

Workshops and trainings with vulnerable population are carried out.  For this, the foundation has an interdisciplinary team who promote the improvement of intra-family relationships, deliver prevention tools, and inform about the main conditions of vulnerability that may arise in the environment.

3. Sensitization

Through social networks, it is intended to carry out a process of continuous and immediate awareness with the population that interacts and lives in these spaces. The dissemination of posts, tweets and photographs in the digital media space generates immediate impact and makes possible the sensitization and viralization of information on the subject.


Project available year-round. Minimum length of stay: 4 weeks, no maximum.


2 weeks – $1750
1 month – $2300
2 months – $3400
3 months – $4500
Each extra week  – $275

Location/ Accommodation

The project location is in Quito. Accommodation in Quito is with a local host family and it includes 2 meals per day: breakfast and dinner


Spanish level: B1.

Must be 18 and over, with valid passport and health insurance

Background check


Itinerary Sample


Mondays to Fridays

9:00 to 13:00 Participant will work at the protection house with the teens or at the projects in the office.

3:00 to 14:00 Lunch Time

14:00 to 17:00 Continue working in the asigned tasks.

If you take Spanish classes:
It is necessary to have less working hours so you can study two hours for 3 days a week. This would be from 15:00 to 17:00.

Role of the participant

At the protection house, participants will be in charge of the survivors´health, recreation and development. Create, plan and apply different activities for and with them, like sports, workshops, movies, among others.

Assist the professionals of the foundation in the areas they require, help to improve the relationships between the teenagers.


Skills required

Applicants should be open, flexible, patient, caring passionate, creative and come with a spirit of collaboration and solidarity. Capacity of working under pressure. The number one qualification is the willingness to learn and help.

What’s Included?



Available during the length of the project (Either at the project or local homestay families with 2 meals included)



Local cell phone is included with a refundable deposit of $50


Aiport pick-up

EcuaExplora staff ready to transport you


Support 24 hours

On the ground EcuaExplora staff available


First weekend accomodation

In a hostal in Quito with breakfast



(includes city tour and lunch)


Weekly activities

in Quito


Spanish classes

 In Quito, 6 hours per week (2 weeks).

Not Included


Health insurance (REQUIRED)


Meals not specified


Transportation to/from the homestay to the project each day


Optional extras

Add $60 per week for 6 hours Spanish classes if in Quito.

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