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Ecuador - Development Work in an Indigenous Community

Pays d’action: Equateur, Amérique latine et Caraïbes
Type d’activité: Agriculture, Communautés alternatives
Get to know the original Ecuador and live with an indigenous family. The area north of Quito, around the pretty colonial town of Otavalo, is characterized by an indigenous population, which mainly live from their own agriculture and crafts. Ninety percent of the people are descendants of the Kichwa and still speak the old Kichwa language alongside Spanish.



Description du projet et du rôle des volontaires

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This project is located on very fertile land due to its past volcanic activities. There are plenty of volcanoes that surround this area, also known as the Lakes Province of Ecuador. The population that inhabits this region is 90% indigenous, whose main language is Kichwa; the second language spoken is Spanish.
The people of the region of Imbabura and Otavalo are very well known in South America, even on an international level, due to their traditional handicrafts and animal markets held every Saturday. This region’s market is the biggest indigenous public market in South America, and is the place where women from different communities sell their famous handicrafts. As a volunteer, you will live in one of these communities and help with the production of traditional Ecuadorian handicrafts and arts. In most of these communities, the families’ principal income relies on the women’s craftwork, as well as agricultural activities. Volunteers who are not necessarily adept at manual tasks will help on the local farms to support the agricultural production, which is used for personal consumption by the families, while the remaining stock is sold in local markets.

Tasks for volunteers:
• Farming
• Livestock farming
• Plant care
• Preparation of craftsmanship with local women
• Tourist activities

L’organisation de volontariat se présente

Our organisation was founded back in 2003 and has since then helped countless of people to realize their dream of spending a time abroad. We are dedicated to Study, Work and Language Travel and specialize in language courses, internships, volunteer work, farm stays and working holidays in Latin America. We are certified a member of WYSE Travel confederation and WYSE Work Abroad.
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Fiche technique de la mission

Pays d’action :
Equateur, Amérique latine et Caraïbes
Type d'activité :
Agriculture,Communautés alternatives
Durée de la mission :
Minimum: 2 semaines
Maximum: 6 mois
Frais de participation à la mission :
(contacter l’organisation pour une liste de prix complète)
2 semaines : 750 €
4 semaines/1 mois : 1150 €
Pourquoi payer pour faire du volontariat ?

* Toutes les indications de prix sont fournies par l’organisation de volontariat sans garantie. Si l’organisation ne facture pas en Euros, les prix réels peuvent varier en fonction du cours de change.
Disponibilité de la mission :
Year round, every Monday
Age minimum :
17 ans
Age maximum :
pas d'âge maximum
Placement individuelle ou en groupe ?
Individuelle
Maîtrise de langues :
Spanish (Spanish-beginner or refreshing course necessary? We can book the language course directly at the beginning of the program.)
Qualifications particulières :
None
Hébergement & repas :
Including accommodation (in single or double room) and full board with an Ecuadorian host family.

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  • Recevez immédiatement un e-mail avec le site web et le n° de téléphone de l’organisation de volontariat
  • Recevez gratuitement notre guide avec une check-list à imprimer
  • Un guide de conversation en cadeau, si vous vous inscrivez plus tard
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