Previous week Ecuador was hit by a 7.8 magnitude earthquake. The death toll has risen to multiple hundreds, thousands of injuries and a signifcant amount of missing persons. Buildings collapsed, roads became uncrossable and the power was down at most places.

The epicentre was near the coast about 20 kilometers deep, however, the tremors could be noticed hundreds of kilometers away into the Horticoop establishment in the capital Quito.

Obviously Horticoop has offered help to the many victims of this dissaster. Initially our office in Ecuador helps by bringing drinking water to the areas that are hit. After the first aid has been offered, we will support the victims. Horticoop has reserved a significant amount that will help the victims also after the first week of the tradegy.