Building a women's shelter in Cotacachi, Ecuador

by Four Walls and a Roof Cotacachi Project


FWAAR works to provide the necessary funding and research for the building of a sustainable women's shelter that will house Cotacachean victims of gender violence in rural Ecuador.
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FWAAR's Cotacachi Project addresses the need for emergency refuge for women victims of domestic violence in the rural Andean region of Cotacachi, Ecuador and serving as an intergral part of the Cotacachean Interfamilial Violence Network, the shelter will work to strengthen the already profound efforts to eliminate gender violence and promote women's empowerment in the community.


FWAAR's role in the Cotacachi Project is two-fold. FWAAR seeks to generate substantial donations to financially facilitate the development of the women's shelter and provide our Ecuadorian partner organizations with comprehensive research.

Long-Term Impact

The FWAAR Cotacachi Project works to eliminate violence against women and children, and, until that happens, to provide safety and support to survivors of that violence as they take control of their own lives.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).


Cotacachi Local Government Homepage
Wepage for Asamblea Cantonal de Cotacachi

Organization Information

Four Walls and a Roof Cotacachi Project

Location: Urbana, IL - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Four Walls and a Roof Cotacachi Project
Project Leader:
Rachel Storm
Executive Director
Urbana, IL United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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