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:
- Children with Down Syndrome
- Young girls who are victims of human trafficking
- Children in nurseries in the poorest neighbourhoods of Quito
- Residents of Old Age Homes
- Orphans with HIV
They also donate funds to the NETA programme for underprivileged children in Israel.