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We are a Colombian couple, Victoria and Felipe, who are creating a recycling culture in the community of Urabà in Antioquia, the best corner of America for improving the environment. We are working with some local canners in the surrounding areas and with local people. Our goal is to teach to local people how to recycle in the easiest way, giving them some benefits of our project and the opportunity to reduce their waste.
We are a young company trying to make the difference by creating an ecological community in an area that has no recycling awareness and has many needs.
We need your help to raise awareness for our project so we can share our ideas with the world to develop the recycling culture here, and to improve the living standards of our community.
Our mission is to exchange knowledge for recycling.
The place is located in a small village called Carepa, 5 hours away from Medellìn.
We are creating an ecologic community, be part of it!
Types of help and learning opportunitiesGardeningDIY and building projectsGeneral MaintenanceHelp with Eco ProjectsHelp around the houseCharity WorkLanguage practiceArt ProjectsHelp with Computers/ InternetTeaching
UN sustainability goals this host is trying to achieve
Cultural exchange and learning opportunities
You can learn everything about the recycling process and types of material.
You can learn or improve spanish language, about Colombian culture and food.
This area is famous for the banana's fields, so you can discover more about the world behind this process and all the ways in which you can cook this fruit.
For this project we need:
-General help: to classify and divide recycling materials
-Community manager and administration: developement of structure for our project.
-Artists: people that can work with every recycled material, create art classes for local communities and improve their creativity.
-Language practice: organize basic English classes (10 days per month)
-Marketing face to face: spread the project in the surroundings
-Photos and videomaking
-Carpenter, welder and builder
In general, we need any kind of help: curious people that want to learn more about the recycling world and people that would like to make an impact in the community with any kind of skills. We have to add that the work is hard and isnt for the faint-hearted(this is literal trash we are talking about) so please only apply if you think you are up to it!
This host offers a language exchange
This host has indicated that they are interested in sharing their own language or learning a new language.
You can contact them directly for more information.
There is a shared bathroom with other volunteers.
The house is in Carepa as is the workplace.
Food is not included, the idea is to buy food and cook together (sharing the cost 50-50), this is a good way to share specialties of our Countries! A good thing, Victoria has a farm where we take a lot lot of fruits, eggs and vegetables for free.
We also set up a brief schedule for the cleaning of the house, its only things like sweeping or mopping but is important to keep our resting place clean and has to be distrubuted fairly.
We have internet at our home.
*****Please note, we are now charging a fee of 8 US Dollars per week per person, this contributes to the maintenance of the accomodation and any left over goes to the project, for example, paying the workers*****
By the way, we have 2 lovely cats...
What else ...
Carepa is a small village part of Urabà where you can find restaurants, shops, a park and some places with free wifi.
During the weekend we can go swimming to the river, the nearest is half an hour away. We can also go the Caribbean sea, 45 minutes by bus, the beautiful Capurganà is 3 hours by boat (Panamà border) and you can spend time with our families and our friends.
You can meet the indigenous community Embera Katios and learn from them their native art.
We have a finca where you can try any kind of colombian fruits (avocado, mango, passion fruit, lulo etc.).
You can reach Medellìn in half hour by plane or 7 hours by bus.
A little more information
Limited internet access
We have pets
We are smokers
Can host families
Can host digital nomads
This host has indicated that they love having digital nomads stay.
Space for parking camper vans
This host can provide space for campervans.
Can possibly accept pets
This host has said they are willing to accept those travelling with a pet.
How many Workawayers can stay?
More than two
Maximum 15 hours a week (no food)
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Help here was more
Then the work, its a very unique, important and divers job. Every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday we did the route to the town to
We stayed for 2 weeks with Pipe and Victoria, we loved it. Great people, great places around, mega great fun and work.
If we had the time, we definitely would have stay longer.
We wish you all the best in this big change that you want to create in your region and we’ll see you whenever you’d like in France.
During our stay, we helped Victoria and Felipe doing the three times a week collect of the waste in Carepa, we made yoga classes and english lessons to the
Sorry for taking so long for the feedback!! :) My experience there was absolutely amazing in many ways, the project, the warmth of the people, the house in the village, the cats, the motorbike rides, Carlitos, lunches at the Bodega, the starry skies in Urabá. Every day was so full and intense I can't thank you enough for
Victoria and Felipe are full of energy and ideas, they are really nice and our meeting was incredible! The project is young and we’ve worked together mostly with classify and divide recycling materials. I’ve learned so much about recycling... we also been in some poor community to speak with local people about the