The Republic of Ecuador, June 2007
WFP Ecuador has been working very closely with the Government of Ecuador (GoE) to ensure the GoE’s feeding and nutritional programmes, as well as assistance for emergency operations focusing on the accomplishments of the first millennium development goal.
In Ecuador, hunger often drains children of any will to go to school. The Government's School Feeding programme, supported by WFP, plays a vital role in ensuring that María and her friends not only go to school but also enjoy it.
María Dolores Espinoza, aged 11, has taken her mid-morning snack at the CECIB Rumiñahui school.
Photo: WFP/Paula Unda