Ecuador Solidarity Economy Network

Non-governmental organization for the promotion of the social and solidarity economy in southern Ecuador(Cuenca).

Main Axis of Activity:

- Exchange of experiences and knowledge among the actors of the SSE
- Social and solidarity projects
- Food sovereignty and responsible consumption
- Community Tourism
- Ancestral Medicine

Institutional Objectives:

- Promote the establishment and strengthening of organizations, solidary economic circuits and social and solidarity economic integration organizations.
- Advise the actors of the social and solidarity economy for the formulation, execution and evaluation of projects and programs linked to the social and solidarity economy.
- Provide information and training services on social and technical issues related to SSE.
- Articulate actions to promote SSE with organizations and related institutions in the country and abroad.


- Associations, Communes and Cooperatives legally constituted and actual community organizations
- Family and associative ventures in the region
- Organizations of artisanal agroecological producers, community tourism and other expressions of SSE

Principal Activities:

- Quarterly Activity Journal
- Edu-communication Workshop for Social and Solidarity Economy 

Organization and Training: 

- Social and technical advice to SSE organizations in the region
- Induction and training workshops in SSE for family and community entrepreneurs
- Organization and participation in fairs of promotion and commercialization of products of the SSE
- Organization of an SSE National Meeting

- Integration into the Social and Solidarity Economy Movement of Ecuador(MESSE) as members of the Executive Committee and Regional Facilitators.
- Articulation with SSE movements in the country and abroad (RIPÉSS, GSEF, ILO)