CRACYP was formed to facilitate rural development and reforestation in agricultural areas of extreme poverty. Theirmission of "Progreso Verde" or "Green Progress" focuses on social and economic development in away which protects the environment. The nonprofit fostersenvironmental awareness while motivating and assisting local communities totake practical conservation action.
CRACYP'S numerous development projects helpincrease incomes to the point where people are able to think furtherahead than the next meal while fostering respect for the planet.
NGO's such as this rely on volunteers to helpcarry out their mission. They are the very backbone to the ProgresoVerde cause.
As with of all CRACYP's sustainable development projects, there is an element of reforestation: they "retain" from the communities a small percentage of their extra income and return it in the form of tree seedlings. Reforestation practices are a direct way to preserve habitats for native plants and animals.
Because of CRACYP's hands-on involvement with rural Ecuadorian communities, families such as the Arcos' are capable of growing organic produce sustainably.