ICCM Ecuador began in 1985. ICCM provides Saturday and Sunday programming for sponsored children, where they receive homework help, a nutritious meal, spiritual teaching and fellowship. Some of the most enjoyable activities for the children involve music, cultural dance, drama and sports. The leaders design activities to develop the children’s gifts and talents, helping them now and in the future.

stories from ecuador

facts about ecuador

Languages: Spanish (Castilian) 93% (official), Quechua 4.1%, other indigenous .07%, foreign 2.2%

Religions: Roman Catholic 74%, Evangelical 10.4%, Jehovah’s Witness 1.2%, other 6.4% (includes Mormon Buddhist, Jewish, Spiritualist, Muslim, Hindu, indigenous religions, African American religions, Pentecostal), atheist 7.9%, agnostic 0.1%

Population: 16,290,913 (July 2017 est.)

Median Age: 27.7 years (2017 est.)

Literacy: (age 15 and over can read and write) Total: 94.4%, Male: 95.4%, Female: 93.3% (2016 est.)

School life expectancy: – Total: 15 years, Male: 15 years, Female: 16 years (2012)

Percentage below poverty level 25.6% (2013 est.)