My wife is from Ecuador and I've been down there a couple of times. Beautiful country, but where we go in cuenca is very high altitude. I've driven and hiked in the 'cajas' in the majestic Andes mountains. Up in the clouds. Breathtaking, especially the stars at night.
In the middle of nowhere the native indigenous families live in mud huts that are heated by a fire inside. Very small living quarters. I've watched them wash their clothes in the rivers with rocks several times. The women carry their babies in cloth sacks hanging off their backs. These are real 'living off the land people' without much to their name. They all wear very trippy Guatemalan clothes and very cool panama hats ( which are hand woven in Ecuador).
I've purchased several bracelets from the group you mention on the lot a couple of times. They do charge extra but the goods are really nice and they are being made in ecuador by the women who they are trying to help. The Ecuadorian women weaving are paid a fair amount for their work. I'm pretty sure they said the extra $ is used to provide help in Ecuador. I assume this is the same organization -