Working towards these commitments
Secure Tenure Rights
FEPP is a private, non-profit, social-oriented and ecumenical fund, which emanates from the common intention of a group of bishops, priests and lay people to respond to the call of Pope Paul VI in the encyclical Populorum Progressio in Ecuador. Its mission is to create a "common fund" for the "assistance to the most disadvantaged" with the prospect of a "solidarity-led development of mankin". In 2010, FEPP stands as a consolidated and sustainable social group, consisting of regional (sub-national) and national offices, as well as cooperatives, social enterprises and schools. Such decentralized structures, inter-connected and working on the same principles and for the same values, create qualitative and efficient outputs and services. FEPP supports with innovative ideas and close follow-up the efforts of local governments, grass-roots organizations and families to develop capacities, by creating economies of scale to link them to markets. The fund promotes access to new forms and means of production as well as to new organizational models. It promotes the conservation and sustainable use of natural resources, capacity building, increased job opportunities, heightened attention to migrants and their families, a transformation and commercialization of local products and a financial system that altogether generates positive changes in the living conditions of people, fostering gender and intergenerational equity. As of 2010, FEPP has achieved the sustainability of its services, which are of high quality and based on local resources. FEPP is an institution that is known nationally and internationally for its values and for the impact it has produced in the life conditions of those with little or no means.
FEPP has adopted the following objectives as its own institutional strategies to bring about change: the integration into local development spaces; the strengthening of local/popular microfinance; the consolidation of fair trade; institutional development; and the sustainability of small enterprises and regional offices.
Its constituencies include farmers, Afro-Ecuadorians, indigenous peoples and youth.