Help to develop tourism in a local community in Potolo, Bolivia



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    We are part of a small community in Potolo and are looking to develop tourism in the area. To do so we need to create the infrastructures to welcome them.

    We have different projects to promote local work, develop local economy and avoid people to leave the village and keep his culture.

    You will learn and practice Spanish with locals. Yolanda is an English, Spanish and Quechua translator.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    DIY and building projects
    General Maintenance
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help with Eco Projects
    Language practice

  • UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN sustainablity goals this host is trying to achieve

    UN goals
    No poverty
    Zero hunger
    Good health and well-being
    Quality education
    Gender equality
    Clean water and sanitation
    Affordable and clean energy
    Decent work and economic growth
    Industries, innovation and infrastructure
    Reduce inequality
    Sustainable cities and communities
    Responsible consumption and production
    Climate action
    Life below water
    Life on land
    Peace, justice and strong institutions
    Partnerships for the goals
  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will improve your Spanish skills, as well as Quechua if you like!

    Also you will enjoy the local culture, that is very specific from the area. The Jallq'a culture is one of Bolivia's ethnic and is known for his knitting (representing the underworld) and his traditional clothes.
    The area of Potolo is also known for his history.

    Also, around of potolo theres a lot of treking to do, dinosaur trails to see and cave paintings of ancestrals culture of Bolivia.

    Indeed it is the place where Tomás Katari, the leader of an indigenous rebellion against the Spanish rule, was murdered.

  • Help


    Right now we need architects to draw a project to a house guest, a posada or a place to receiv turists. We need some creative person to help us to develop the idea. We are waiting to receiv the materials to building the hotel, so until that, we need help to design and project the place of our dream.

    So, now I just need a person to draw the hotel projecy, after that we can start with the materials.

    We need help to start designing and building a greenhouse and all its hydroponic system too. We dont already have the materials and wait to receiv any moment, so we need some one to design/draw the project.

    So, if you are an architect, an engineer or you can draw this project, you are welcome! :)

  • Languages spoken

    English: Fluent
    Spanish: Fluent
    Quechua: Fluent

  • Accommodation


    There is a house with two double rooms, a living room, a kitchen, a bathroom (hot shower) and a patio. The whole house is completely independent.

    The food will be at your disposition (for free).

    We made cakes and candys for seeling, so you can eat with us all these things.

    We provid breakfast, lunch and dinner.
    And of course, a lot of Mate Argentino.

    *we CANT provide a vegetarian food*

    You can eat with us or stay not, as your preference.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    We are at two hours by bus from Sucre, which is a lively city with a lot of things to visit.
    You will also discover the local culture and we will show us how the knitting is made.
    There are a lot of trekkings in the area (from few hours to several days). You can reach dinosaur's footprints at 1:30 from the village!

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

    • Can host families

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week

Host ref number: 197712114696