I came to Ecuador 4 years ago as a WorldTeach volunteer through Harvard University´s Center for International Development. Since that time, I have been teaching English and volunteering in local development projects and foundations. I find that when people learn another language, they have more opportunities to find better jobs and therefore improve their economic status and quality of life. Most of my students want to learn English to do just that. I have also worked with two different women´s organizations that help fight against domestic abuse and for women´s rights. Currently, I also volunteer at a foundation that works in sustainable development in a small indigenous community on the coast. Although there is much poverty and inequality in Ecuador, there are many ways to fight it.