The consumers of street foods are for the most part unemployed, underemployed or hawkers of all ages and both sexes. The products sold cost less than half a dollar (700 sucres). The minimum subsistence wage in Ecuador is at present about US$38 per month. Here a little girl is being fed by her mother with street food. - - Quality Control: TCP/ECU/0155. The sale of street foods, although an informal economic activity, expanded considerably in Ecuador during the 1980s. As rural populations continue to flock to the cities, the demand for fast and affordable food has stimulated this sector. This project of the UN/Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) aims to improve food standardization and quality control as well as improve the hygiene of street foods. A food control unit has been established and technicians have been trained in food manufacturing and inspection techniques and in the use of analytical instruments to test for food pollutants and additives. Other activities include cholera prevention campaigns, consumer education and improved access to safe water, sanitation and appropriate technology.