People with low income inEcuador, often have extreme difficulty getting dental treatment. Missing teeth make it difficult for people to chew their food, to eat and get proper nutrition. Missing teeth in the front especially makes it hard for people to get jobs, makes it more likely that they will be mistreated and marginalized in our culture. Oral-ill-health is another ‘passive’ contributor to poor health due to ignorance and this partly ends up perpetuating a vicious cycle of poor health and poverty.
Agrocoex Ecuador ( La Victoria Roses) and Fair Trade have teamed up to provide dental treatment at little or no cost to their workers and the community. At Agrocoex, we view developing excellent oral treatments at our Dental Care Center as part of our corporate responsibility.