The statistics stand out that 32.8% of Ecuadorian mothers are the creators of their own sources of employment and 8 of each 10 mothers are heads of the family and in many cases the only source of income.
Commercial and agricultural activities are the second source of income of mothers. In the country there are 122301 adolescent mothers, and women workers earn 17% less than men.
INEC figures indicate that after entrepenuership, 27.2% of Ecuadorian women is employed by the private sector and 13% by the public sector. Unfortunately, the indigenous and Afro-Ecuadorian mothers have lower incomes and more poverty, gap that in recent years has declined.
Experts suggest that public policies should improve the access of mothers to work, since 70% reinvests their income on the needs of their homes.