Ayuda en Acción

Bahía del Duque raises more than 200 thousand Euros for ‘Ayuda en Acción’

The charitable donations of clients will be used to sponsor 40 children in 8 countries and to invest in schools in Ethiopia

The Hotel Bahía del Duque, a company owned by Compañía de las Islas Occidentales (CIO), has raised more than 200 thousand Euros since its launch, thanks to the donations made by its clients to the project What can you do with €1? supported in collaboration with the NGO Ayuda en Acción.

The hotel has actively promoted this project since 1998 among its clients and it sponsors children in eight countries thanks to the money raised (Bolivia, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Paraguay, Peru, Ecuador, Ethiopia and India). Also, this year the fundraising expectations have been surpassed and the surplus amount has been allocated to the education and hygiene project in Boloso Sore, in the Wolayita Zone, Ethiopia.

In 2016, three schools were built through this project which helped 499 minors, in 2017 and 2018 the infrastructures were improved, and provided with teaching materials and this year new improvement work was carried out. Furthermore, the hotel gets involved with the sponsored children and the 40 workers of Bahía del Duque write throughout the year to the 40 sponsored children in order to strengthen ties.

Mónica Rumeu, the director of Corporate Responsibility at CIO, states that “once again this year we are celebrating due to the generosity of the Bahía del Duque clients, who appreciate being able to contribute and collaborate with social projects that promote the quality of life of people in the most disadvantaged areas”.

“At Bahía del Duque, through the Social Responsibility Area of the CIO group, we are very committed to the work of Ayuda en Acción therefore we want to continue to commit to it. I have gone personally to Peru and India to learn about the project and I have seen how the work in communities makes them self-sufficient in order to grow and have a decent life” states Mónica Rumeu.

Ayuda en Acción has been working for more than three decades to eradicate poverty and inequality, by contributing to improve the diet, health and education of more than two and a half million children and their families. It currently operates in 18 countries in Latin America, Africa, Asia and for the last four years, in Spain too.