Join a group of biologists to develop sustainable projects in coastal areas - Ica, Peru



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    We are a group of biologist who are working in some projects to develop sustainable production alternatives in Peru, to improve the quality of life of the people. We are working in coastal areas (near to Paracas) about seaweed farming (aquaculture) and we have a laboratory of seaweed production. Our objective is develop this technology and give it to the fisherman....there are many social and economic problem in this, we try to give them more chances to live well

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    General Maintenance
    Help with Eco project

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    They can learn about social work, logistic, management or formulation of can be a leader...can learn about another cultural perception, spanish, food, music...can learn many biological activityes in work not in boring classes....we can give certificated or some paper they need.

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    1. We need a person who wants help in the production laboratory or help the work into the sea: Our work is like agriculture, but into the we need manual works to plant the seeds, check the growth of plants...the work into the sea is be an asistent of the divers on the boats.

    2. Help to work with the people (social work): We are starting a courses with fisherman memebers about the technology we do. We need emphatic person who can help us to transmit them and guide along all the procces of learning.

    Pisco is an coastal area that suffered a lot with the 2007 earthquake, even now this place have many difficultyes, The most important for us is have a person who wants to learn and be open mind because the reality of this area can be differnt

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Spanish, english

  • Accommodation


    Our laboratory have an special area to live in the second floor... We have a living room and a room with cabins (for 4 person). Our location is in front of the sea, so you have an special sensation when you wake up. the bed are personal (1 place) and there is a place for students of university came (they finished they work, so...we have space). We have a kitchen (many facilityes for cook) we normally organize for prepare and cook, we have electricity, internet, public water and the place is near to some touristic areas (Paracas, Ica)
    Because we have kitchen and we cook. Learn how you can prepare the foods with local ingredientes can be a good experience.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are near to Paracas turistic area, there are beautiful beaches...and we come back to Lima often (we are at 3 hours from lima). The weeknds can come back to the city and visit many places...there are transport and many alternatives to enjoy the free time

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      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week

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