The parade of mini-queens dressed in traditional Ecuadorian attire took place on September 16 behind the Luz Victoria de Mora Civic Center of Art and Culture. The parade is held during the International Banana Festival which has taken place in Machala since 1985. The parade ended with the introduction of persons with disabilities who are participating in the sewing and carpentry workshops offered by ADESPORO. The entire group danced to a traditional Ecuadorian song and was accompanied by applause and encouragement from the audience.
Profits made from ticket sales during the event go to the organization.
Since 1977, ADESPORO has fought for the professional integration of disabled persons through sewing and carpentry education. However, their educational activities are often limited by a lack of resources, due to the costs the organization must absorb.
By organizing these types of events, ADESPORO is able to continue offering educational workshops for persons with disabilities in Machala.