By Olivia Norris The notion of Fair Trade refers to international trade in which fair prices are paid to producers in developing countries whom have historically been economically exploited. UEX Group supports this international movement in Latin America by actively working with communities producing goods and growing food. Fair trade intends to combat income disparities[…]
Written by: Olivia Norris Photos by: Jorge Maldonado (2017) The Andean highlands of Ecuador are a marvel for anyone to encounter, with a list of over twenty named (there are numerous unnamed others) extinct and active volcanoes, central Ecuador boasts some pretty impressive views and some even more impressive heights. On a clear day in Quito[…]
By Olivia Norris Ecuador has over 500 documented plant species that are used for their medicinal properties, the knowledge of these plants and use in traditional healing is an example of how knowledge has been transferred between people in Ecuador and continues to be an everyday ritual for many Ecuadorians. Ecuador is a unique country[…]
Use your academic skills and professional experience to support communities’ fair trade practices. This unique opportunity involves the creation of channels for knowledge transfer in order to make a positive change in hundreds of lives. We offer you the chance to do an internship or to volunteer with a higher social impact than traditional programs.[…]
The program ¨Time to Teach¨ is developed by the Ministry of Education of Ecuador, and executed by non-profit organizations. We invite you to enjoy this once in a lifetime experience and teach English to children and adolescents from vulnerable sectors of Ecuador. Come and be part of the experience of improving English learning in Ecuador by being a volunteer[…]
We organized an introductory meeting with our “Time to teach” volunteers in order to present the benefits of the program. They will be teaching English in public schools in Quito and Cuenca. Their knowledge will definitely improve the level of education of our children and teenagers. We are sure they will have a great time in Ecuador.
We began the product development phase for the micro-enterprise project “Confectionery DMG”. Young entrepreneurs from the community Compañía are preparing in order to get a certification in Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). If you would like to be part of this project, please contact us
We had a diagnostic meeting with young entrepreneurs of the community “La Compañía”, located in Imbabura. They seek to implement improvements in the production process of jams. New ideas for future workshops came out during our visit, which took place on June 19th, 2016. If you would like to be part of this project, please contact[…]