Begging is a situation that is also exploited by large illegal networks.
This time has highlighted the social inequality that exists in the country. More than 33 thousand children beg on the streets of the country.
Marcelita Arroyo Vice Minister of Economic and Social Inclusion affirms that the health emergency caused by Covid-19 deepened this situation in the country.
According to MIES figures so far in 2020, she pointed out, they have assisted 2,900 homeless people and they hope that by the end of the year the figure will increase by 20%.
In 2020 they have also assisted 340 people with their services of street dwellers, by virtue of the agreements with the cities of Quito and Guayaquil and also 33 temporary shelters were enabled due to the health emergency.