We are a nonprofit organization focused on sustainable growth and local development projects- Andina, Colombia

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Colombia

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  • Description

    Description

    We are a nonprofit organization focused on sustainable growth and local development projects. We are located in the mountains of el cebollal which is in the state of Quindio. We are about 30 minutes away from Armenia. We are in the mountains surrounded by coffee fields and banana trees. Some local tourist destinations are Filindia and Salento.

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Gardening
    Building
    General Maintenance
    Cooking / shopping
    Farmstay
    Help with Eco project
    Help in the house
    Helping with Tourists
    Charity work
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet
    Teaching

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    You will get a better understanding of the local culture. We have different activities that you can participate, also in other nearby locations. You will change the lives and the future of the people you have assited. You will learn the process of making coffee. You will improve your language skill if it's Spanish or English.

  • Help

    Help

    There are many different ways you can help. We have an organic farm. We cultivate coffee and we also process it, rechche, we also cultivate fruits, vegetatable and we also help other fincas out if needed. We could need help in our cultivation projects. If you have any basic construction skills we are always improving our finca and we're starting a hostel soon. English or other language knowledge is always welcome.

    These days we are focused on four projects (described below):

    - Building a natural ecological trail.
    - Improving the watercourse of the stream.
    - Renovations arround the house
    - Work in the coffee harvest

    - Building a natural ecological trail:
    We are building a 40 km trail with natural material so people can visit the finca and walk through this beautiful coffee landscapes, declared Human Heritage by UNESCO in 2011. For this project we need volunteers willing to work hard in the Andean forest for some days, if you like and want to get to know the forest this is for you!!

    - Improving the watercourse of the stream:
    In the following weeks we are going to work on the restoration of the natural course of the stream "Quebrada Del oro". As well as the previous project we need volunteers that like a little of hard work in the middle of the coffee plantation, this is a great way to share with other volunteeres and local workers.

    - Renovations arround the house
    The house needs an extension and some improvements so we can receive more people for this we have already some people working but we need more hands! Some parts of this project requires technical knowledge since we want to build a biodigester to produce biogas, if you know how to do it we need you!!

    - Work in the coffee harvest
    Join the team of local workers and colect coffee! You can work in the full process of the coffee production, colect, peel, wash, dry, roast, and of course enjoy a cup of fresh coffee colected by you! For this you just have to be curious and want to learn and get involved in the coffee culture!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    Spanish, Swedish and English

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    We have a finca located in the mountains. You will have a bedroom with bunk bed. Shared bathroom. Three meals a day will be provided. It's a countryside living.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    There are many small towns to visit nearby and they are all special in their own way. For example we have a Butterfly Centre, education campus, museums. Good transports to coffee parks and nice villages in Eje Cafetero, the coffee corner of Colombia.

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      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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