Building a Women's Shelter in Cotacachi, Ecuador

by Four Walls and a Roof Cotacachi Project


Four Walls and a Roof is a non-governmental organization working in collaboration with La Coordinadora de Mujeres Urbanas, a grassroots feminist organization in Cotacachi, Ecuador. Together, we seek to improve resources and services for women and children living in violence in the Andean region of Ecuador. Apart from general support for resources and local personnel, Four Walls and a Roof is currently supporting the project of establishing the first battered women's shelter in the area--a f
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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).


Webpage 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
Champaign, Illinois United States

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