What we do

AENI is a nonprofit charitable organization that aims to help the poor and sick children of Ecuador using a variety of programs and partnerships. Partnership with the Alliance for Cultural Exchange has provided scholarship support for children in the Oriente or Amazon region. Partnership with IMEC has resulted in several containers of medical supplies that were delivered to Manta, Cuenca and Quito hospitals and clinics with assistance from the Dominican Sisters in Ecuador.

Recently, AENI has provided support to a center for the treatment of children with cancer in Cuenca and a similar center in Latacunga. In addition, the charity has provided grants to support cleft palate surgeries in Ecuador in partnership with Global Smile and to needy individuals.

Programs are funded by donations, membership dues and an Annual Gala attended by as many as 500 persons. A process for nomination and selection of projects has been initiated to help the Executive Committee prioritize grants and programs. Members are able to vote for their candidate projects and subject to funding availability, requests for assistance are supported by AENI on an annual basis.

Ecuador’s children are often neglected because they are cared for by relatives and friends of the parents. In addition, the medical needs of newborn and seriously ill children require advanced technical equipment that is not always available in clinics.

This is particularly true in rural areas. Specialized surgeries such as cleft palate dental surgeries are not routinely available and medical missions are organized to partner with local hospitals and clinics to provide these operations.

AENI is assisting a vulnerable sector of the Ecuadorian population and filling in important gaps where benefits are very high and in some cases life-saving. The future growth of AENI depends on the availability of volunteers, donors and sponsors that are able to provide financial and other resources.


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Association of Ecuadorians in New England

52 Cranberry Lane,
Needham, MA 02492
Telephone:(781) 400-1212
E-mail: info@aeni.org

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