In October 2019, Ecuador was paralysed by public protests against the government's economic measures. The population experienced a lack of food as several establishments were closed down. At the time, we were unaware that our food system would be tested again soon after that.
The pandemic arrived in Quito in March 2020. The first cases were in the city of Guayaquil, an area that was severely affected. Fortunately, the capital's mayor chose to take preventive measures and households were confined in time. Little by little, reports of more and more cases emerged in the city and today more than 63,000 people are infected, according to official reports.