On March 27th, 2015 the Ecuadorian Secretary of Irregular Settlements illegally evicted forty families of Isla Trinitaria, one of Guayaquil's poorest neighbourhoods. They entered without notice with 200 police officers and demolition machinery to destroy 40 houses, to make room for a boardwalk. Those families were left homeless in the rain.
Some families made makeshift shelters with the ruins of their homes, others found space in municipal shelters and refuge with their local church. The government offered them with bamboo homes at an inflated cost that few of the evicted could afford. Today, most of the people of Isla Trinitaria are living with family, relatives or friends.
This project was possible to make with the help of CDH, a local human rights NGO, and with the funding of the Fotoperiodismo por la Paz: Juan Antonio Serrano Grant for Peace Photography.
Please read the Full Text written by Fernanda Carrera.