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Sociedad Femenina Israelita de Quito

The Sociedad Femenina Israelita de Quito was founded in 1939. Its main objective was to help the Jewish refugees that came to Ecuador after leaving Europe to escape the Nazi terror.

76 years later they are still active. Even though they keep on helping members of the Jewish community who are in need, most of their energy and funds are directed to provide financial and spiritual help to the following Ecuadorian organisations:

1. Children with Down Syndrome
2. Young girls who are victims of human trafficking
3. Children in nurseries in the poorest 
neighbourhoods of Quito
4. Residents of Old Age Homes
5. Orphans with HIV

They also donate funds to the NETA programme for underprivileged children in Israel.

The Society held an event on March 15, 2015, for International Day of Good Deeds, when they invited the girls from the Fundación ColibrÍ (Hummingbird Foundation for Victims of Human Trafficking) and the children of Fundación JUVILUS (orphans with HIV) to spend the day with them. They organised a special programme full of dance, songs, games and good food, which will be long remembered by their young guests.