GLOSSARY
Alli Kawsay Direct translation into Kichwa of buen vivir
bid Banco Interamericano de Desarrollo (Inter- American Develop-
ment Bank)
bnf Banco Nacional de Fomento (National Investment Bank),
Ec ua dor
buen vivir Literally “living well,” a development policy and approach
introduced by Ec uador in 2007
camachh Causita Mashac Chimborazo Huarmicuna, “Mujeres de Chim-
borazo que buscan la vida” (Chimborazo Women who seek
Life), a Chimborazo- based indigenous women’s or ga ni za tion
cct Conditional Cash Transfer
cedaw Convention for the Elimination of Discrimination against
Women
cedime Centro de Investigación de los Movimientos Sociales del Ec ua-
dor (Center for Ec uadorian Social Movement Research)
codenpe Consejo de Nacionalidades y Pueblos del Ec uador (Council of
Nationalities and Peoples of Ec uador)
comicg Corporación de Mujeres Indígenas de Cantón Guamote
(Canton Guamote Women’s Or ga ni za tion), Ec ua dor
comich Confederación del Movimiento Indígena de Chimborazo
(Confederation of the Chimborazo Indigenous Movement)
compociech Confederación de Pueblos, Organizaciones y Comunidades
Indígenas Evangélicas de Chimborazo (Confederation of evan-
gelical indigenous peoples, organizations and communities of
Chimborazo)
comuna Small po litical and administrative unit, largely in rural areas
conaie Confederación de Nacionalidades Indígenas del Ec uador
(Confederation of Indigenous Nationalities of Ec uador)
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