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Casa Maria Amor + Mujeres Con Exito (Women with Success)

Partnering to deliver holistic treatment to victims of domestic violence

Here in Ecuador South America domestic violence against women is a persistent societal problem. Mujeres Con Exito (Women with Success) as it is known locally provides safety, food and housing, medical treatment, counseling, and job training to victimized women.

Our services

What we do

24 Hour Emergency Hotline

As immediate danger for a women and her children occurs, a trained network of helpers will rescue the woman in pre-planned action. In communities where partnership with police is not possible, our own staff rescues the women/children from immediate danger.

Shelter for women and children

Our after care shelter is located in a secret location outside of Cuenca. The shelter can accommodate 15 families at a time and is a warm, safe and welcoming place for traumatized families.

Medical care and counseling

Women and children often come bearing the impact of violence and trauma (PTSD). Professional counseling and medical evaluation is part of the initial administration process. Ongoing counseling is available.

meals and nutritional education

Under the guidance of a staff cook, 3 women cook meals for all families at the shelter. Both women and children come to the shelter with health challenges from undernourishment. We educate them on the importance of nutrition and they participate in growing vegetables in our existing greenhouse.

employment within our ventures

Foundation Casa Maria Amor's partner organization called Mujeres Con Exito (Women with Success) consists of three small businesses. Women receive job training and profits are paid directly to them. They learn to save and several women now have their own fruit cart and can sustain their life outside the shelter.

Community bank & financial education

Women we help are often unaccustomed to the freedom of making their own financial decisions. We help them establish micro-savings accounts and they learn monthly budgeting and goal-setting.

job skills & vocational training

Through Mujeres Con Exito women receive training in cooking (catering), bookkeeping, restaurant hostessing and serving, and laundry. In the future we would like to offer more advanced training in partnership with local businesses.

ongoing support and guidance

Women leave the shelter to restart their lives knowing they have a support network. They can always return to Casa Maria Amor and attend weekly counseling and support meetings, team up with other women/children and receive additional training.

Learn more about our holistic approach to protecting, restoring, and empowering women


See the three small businesses operated by the women of Mujeres Con Exito!


Meet some of the amazing women who have become self-sufficient through our programs!

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