With an Indigenous Kichwa-Otavalo family: Come and build houses for our animals and help us with teaching English! Ecuador

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Ecuador

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    29/11/2022

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  • Description

    Description

    This is a family project in Imbabura, Ecuador. It is an experiential, cultural and educational meeting space, located near the slopes of the great Imbabura volcano. As indigenous Kichwas Otavalos from the Ilumán Bajo community, we hope that this space will allow you to learn more deeply about the diversity of Ecuador. It was created in honor of Mercedes Cáceres and José María Fuentes, our grandparents. They were very wise people who enjoyed community life where the exchange of experiences was a substantial component of growth. Under our values ​​of Andean reciprocity, the Randi-Randi, it seeks to be that bridge between the world and our communities, where responsible, experiential community and sustainable tourism is promoted. Our house is located just 20 minutes from downtown Otavalo. Our family is made up of 5 people. Graciela is our mother, Luis our father and Daniel, Sara and Tamia are brothers.

    Este es un emprendimiento familiar en Imbabura, Ecuador. Es un espacio de encuentro vivencial, cultural y educativo, ubicado cerca de las faldas del gran volcán Imbabura. Como indígenas Kichwas Otavalos de la comunidad de Ilumán Bajo, esperamos que este espacio te permita aprender de la diversidad del Ecuador de manera más profunda. Fue creado en honor a Mercedes Cáceres y José María Fuentes, nuestros abuelitos. Ellos fueron personas muy sabias quienes disfrutaban de la vida en colectividad donde el intercambio de experiencias era un componente sustancial del crecimiento. Bajo nuestros valores de reciprocidad andina, el Randi-Randi, busca ser ese puente entre el mundo y nuestras comunidades, donde se promueva el turismo responsable, vivencial comunitario y sostenible. Nuestra casa se encuentran a pocos 20 minutos del centro de la ciudad Otavalo. La cabaña donde vivirá nuestro voluntario cuenta con habitación, baño, cocina y espacios verdes. Nuestra familia esta conformada por 5 personas. Graciela es nuestra madre, Luis nuestro padre y Daniel, Sara y Tamia somos hermanos.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Teaching
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Hospitality/Tourism

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Volunteers will have a place to stay, food and company of the host family. In addition, they will be able to learn more about our Kichwa culture and language. It will be like a member of the family.

    Los voluntarios tendrán un lugar donde hospedarse, alimentación y compañía de la familia anfitriona. Además, podrán conocer mas nuestra cultura e idioma kichwa. Sera como un miembro mas de la familia.

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

    This project could involve children. For more information see our guidelines and tips here.

  • Help

    Help

    We plan to build houses for our animals (guinea pigs, turkeys and chickens). So we need hands. In addition, the children of our community need to practice their English and we need a volunteer who wants to practice English with them.

    Finally, we have a garden

    Planeamos construir casas para nuestros animales (cuyes, pavos y gallinas). Asi que necesitamos manos. Ademas los niños de nuestra comunidad necesita practicar su ingles y necesitamos un voluntario que desee practicar el ingles con ellos.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Spanish: Fluent
    Quechua: Fluent
    English: Beginner

    This host offers a language exchange
    We would like to share our indigenous language with you: Kichwa! Our native tongue holds the wisdom and the world view of our people, and it is important to preserve those teachings as we share them with others from around the world.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    It is a cabin with room and bathroom. It has a kitchen and green area. It's a little cold at night but we have lots of blankets! :)

    Es una cabaña con habitación y baño. Cuenta con cocina y área verde.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    It is located in Ilumán Bajo in the community of San Juan de Ilumán, in the city of Otavalo, Ecuador. In free time, the volunteer can visit the community, visit tourist places such as waterfalls, lagoons, mountains such as Imbabura, Cotacachi. There are all kinds of transport such as buses and taxis that are cheap.

    Se encuentra en Ilumán Bajo en la comunidad de San Juan de Ilumán, de la ciudad de Otavalo, pais Ecuador. En los tiempos libres el voluntario puede visitar la comunidad, visitar lugares turísticos como cascadas, lagunas, montañas como el imbabura, Cotacachi. Existe todo tipo de transportes como buses y taxis que son económicos.

  • 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?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

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


Host ref number: 486627389142