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Where we work


Facts about Ecuador

Population: 13.4 Million
Area: 270,000km.sq
Climate: Tropical (coast and jungle) to cool (mountains)
Capital: Quito
Currency: US$
People: 65% Mixed Race, 25% Indigenous, 7% European Descent, 3% Afro-Ecuadorian
Official Languages: Spanish, Quechua
Religion: 97% Christian, (6& Evangelical), 3% Other Faiths/None

Geography and climate

The Galapagos islands with their rich bio-diversity are world famous. The mainland divides into tropical coast, Andean ranges, and eastern jungle regions.

Politics and economics

Recent years have been characterised by the frequent changes of presidents as populist leaders are challenged by parliaments and the structures of state. The recent leftist programme promotes links with similarly minded regimes that has left many Ecuadorians concerned, and has an expansive vision for health and education progress that has been affected by lower oil prices. Substantial numbers of people move to the cities in the search for better education and employment prospects. Tourism is important and exports include flowers, bananas and tuna.

People and society

Ecuadorean native peoples are numerous particularly in the jungle regions. The Quichua are highland people traditionally working the land.

Religion and the church

A strongly Catholic country Ecuador has opened up to other religious influences. Evangelical churches of many flavours have grown, particularly Pentecostal and independent streams, with a favouring of large events over individual discipleship. Small social action projects, often in immediate response to needs rather than strategically planned, and schools run by churches, are on the increase, along with other larger schemes attached to international aid agencies.
Team members are involved in a variety of different social action projects which aim to share the compassion of Christ. Some of these are with disadvantaged groups, such as children with learning disabilities, and children and adults affected by HIV/Aids. Others are providing medical care in rural areas of the country. Many members are also involved with pastoral or youth work and discipleship in their local church context.

Meet our team in Ecuador

Mission opportunities in Ecuador

There are many opportunities to support Christian social action projects within the country with, for example, children at risk, the elderly, and people with disabilities. Schools work also has many possibilities in various cities. In the local church context, there is a strong need for discipleship training.

To find out more about mission in Ecuador, please browse our opportunities or contact us.


Ecuador, Shell

PR specialist for the`Hospital Basico del Oriente Responsable de Relaciones Publicas en el `Hospital Basico del Oriente´ Öffentlichkeitsarbeit für das “Hospital Basico del Oriente” PR verantwoordelijke voor het `Hospital Basico


Ecuador, Shell

Serve in the`Hospital Basico del Oriente´ that evangelizes offering good and affordable healthcare to the Ecuadorian people Sirva en el `Hospital Basico del Oriente´ que evangeliza ofreciendo buena atención médica

Ecuador, Shell

Nurse (outpatient care, home visiting, prevention programmes) with `Hospital Basico del Oriente´ Enfermera (visita en casas y promover prevención en el barrio) en el `Hospital Basico del Oriente´ Krankenschwestern /

Education and Training

Ecuador (Quito)

Be part of a team of volunteers working under the auspices of Scripture Union, teaching values in primary and secondary schools.

Education and Training


Identify and organise opportunities for Step teams and Striders throughout Ecuador. You will be researching new Step and Stride projects and assessing their viability.

Care and Social Action

Ecuador (Santo Domingo)

Work with Fundación Vida en Abundancia in Santo Domingo, supporting women suffering from abuse.


Ecuador (Santo Domingo)

Work in a church in Santo Domingo teaching, preaching, giving pastoral care and going on outreaches.