Family project for the conservation of the endemic Amazon flora and fauna of Puyo, Ecuador

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  • Description

    Description

    We are Lupe, Pato, Milka, Heberth and little Akemi, a family with agricultural roots from Puyo.
    More than 10 years ago we started this project dedicated to reforestation: we built an edible forest through the recovery of seeds, we have a sustainable work approach and this allows us to have a harmonious coexistence with the fauna of the area. We have seen the return of some birds and small animals with whom we share our fruits.
    We are inspired by the peasant work and we seek to combine with the worldview of the native peoples of the area.
    This forest is in its initial stage and is being developed thanks to the help of everyone who offers their time and work. A change of your effort, the services offered in the middle of nature, learning about work in the field and the connection with the land, cultivation and experience in day to day experience.

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    Somos Lupe, Pato, Milka, Heberth y la pequeña Akemi, una familia con raíces agricultoras oriundos de Puyo.
    Hace mas de 10 años empezamos este proyecto que se dedica a la reforestación: construimos un bosque comestible a través de la recuperación de las semillas, tenemos un enfoque de trabajo sustentable y esto nos permite tener una convivencia armónica con la fauna de la zona. Hemos evidenciado el regreso de algunas aves y pequeños mamíferos con quienes compartimos nuestros frutos.
    Nos inspiramos en el trabajo campesino y buscamos combinarlo con las cosmovisión de los pueblos originarios de la zona.
    Este bosque está en su etapa inicial y está siendo desarrollado gracias a la ayuda de voluntarios de todo el mundo que ofrecen su tiempo y trabajo. A cambio de su esfuerzo, los voluntarios reciben alojamiento en medio de la naturaleza, aprenden sobre el trabajo del campo y logran conectar con la tierra, cultivándola y conociéndola en la experiencia día a día.

  • Types of help and learning opportunities

    Types of help and learning opportunities

    Charity Work
    Art Projects
    Language practice
    Help with Eco Projects
    Teaching
    Gardening
    DIY and building projects
    Animal Care
    Farmstay help
    Creating/ Cooking family meals
    Help around the house
    General Maintenance
    Help with Computers/ Internet

  • Projects involving children

    Projects involving children

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

  • 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

    The project is focused on individuals and students of biology or related careers who like to study Amazonian biodiversity.

    They will have a beautiful enriching experience learning to work with typical tools of the field such as the machete, squiggle, shovel, hoe, etc. we offer in general biology about, ornithology, herpetology, botany, etc. in addition to cultural exchange.

    You will also share life in the Amazon.

    You will have ecological trails to walk and meditate.

    You will enjoy the tropical climate.

    You will be able to learn about the use of plants for the preparation of typical dishes such as Maito, volquetero, chicha de yuca, chontacuro and the biodiversity of Amazonian fruits.

    You can visit beautiful places such as the Indigenous community, giant swings of the Pastaza River.

    The volunteers will be able to have fruits and medicinal plants around the volunteer area such as: guava, naranjilla, mandarin lemon, lemon verbena, hot pepper.

    We open the space in indigenous communities within the jungle to volunteers interested in teaching English and Spanish to the natives.
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    El proyecto esta enfocado al personas naturales y estudiantes de biología o carreras afines que gusten de estudiar las biodiversidad amazónica.

    Tendrán una linda experiencia enriquecedora aprendiendo a trabajar con herramientas típicas del campo como el machete, garabato, pala, azadon, etc. brindamos en biologia general sobre, ornitologia, herpetologia, botanica, etc. además de Intercambio cultural.

    También pondrás compartir la vida en el amazonas.

    Tendrás senderos ecológicos para caminar y meditar.

    Disfrutaras del un clima tropical .

    Podrás conocer sobre el uso de las plantas para la preparación de platos típicos como es el Maito, volquetero, chicha de yuca, chontacuro y la biodiversidad de frutas amazónicas.

    Podrás visitar lugares hermosos como son las comunidad Indígenas, columpios gigantes del río Pastaza.

    Los voluntarios podrán disponer de frutas y plantas medicinales alrededor de la zona de voluntarios como son: guayaba, naranjilla, limón mandarina, hierba luisa, ají picante.

    Abrimos el espacio en comunidades indígenas dentro de la selva a los voluntarios interesados en enseñar ingles y español a los nativos.

  • Help

    Help

    The conditions of volunteering are to work from 8am to 12:00 pm from Monday to Friday in the tasks of improving the farm. In return volunteers are offered free accommodation in cabins arranged for them and the opportunity to be in the middle of nature
    The works on the farm can be:
    -Cleaning cleaning, sowing, maintenance and harvest of native Amazonian crops.
    -Construction and remodeling of structures with rural technologies.
    -Reforestation of native species.
    The project is divided into several facets that will be developed over the years. We are currently in the first stage that requires the following tasks:
    *️ ️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Location of the most suitable areas to plant.
    *️ ️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Cleaning the place by removing the brush.
    *️ ️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Care and maintenance of plants and small trees. Once the tree or plant grows it does not require much maintenance.
    *️ ️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Maintenance of volunteers' roads, cabins, kitchen and bathroom.
    *️ ️️️️Thanks to these tasks we are managing to grow several fruit trees such as guava, cocoa, cinnamon, banana, papaya, arazá, pineapple, cane, tangerine lemon, naranjilla and hot pepper. In addition to this we have medicinal plants such as natural repellent and regenerator called drago blood, luisa grass, churuyuyo, sour cane, pedorrera, natural ampicillin and others. Also amazonian palms such as chontaduro, chonta panbil, chonta kilo, chonta corozo among others.

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    Las condiciones del voluntariado son trabajar de 8am a 12:00 pm de lunes a viernes en las tareas de mejorar la finca. A cambio se les brinda a los voluntarios hospedaje gratis en cabañas dispuestas para los mismos y la oportunidad de estar en medio de la naturaleza
    Los trabajos en la finca pueden ser:
    -Limpieza de monte, siembra, mantenimiento y cosecha de cultivos nativos amazónicos.
    -Construcción y remodelación de estructuras con tecnologías campesinas.
    -Reforestación de especies nativas.

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ llocalizaciónd e las zonas más adecuadas para plantar.
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Limpieza del lugar retirando la maleza.
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Cuidado y mantenimiento de las plantas y árboles pequeños. Una vez que el árbol o planta crece no requiere de mucho mantenimiento.
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Mantenimiento de los caminos, cabañas, cocina y baño de los voluntarios.
    *️️️️️Gracias a estas tareas estamos logrando que crezcan varios árboles frutales como; guayaba, cacao, canela, plátano, papaya, arazá, piña, caña, limon mandarina, naranjilla y aji picante. Además, tenemos plantas medicinales como el repelente y regenerador natural llamado sangre de drago, hierba luisa, churuyuyo, caña agria, pedorrera, ampicilina natural entre otros.
    Tambien palmeras amazonicas como son chontaduro, chonta panbil, chonta kilo, chonta corozo entre otros.

  • Languages

    Languages spoken
    Spanish: Fluent
    English: Beginner

    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.

  • Accommodation

    Accommodation

    Volunteer accommodation is in a shared Cabin, shared with 1 people and a maximum of 2 per room. We have a communal gas kitchen, with its respective utensils.
    Basic services such as bathrooms, showers
    We have an area where you will find electricity and wifi where you can charge your electronic equipment and connect to the network.

    It is very important to bear in mind that the project does not handle economic funds, so we cannot include food and that is why it is recommended to bring your own food and prepare it.

    On Saturday or Sunday we offer the transport to the Puyo market where you will find a variety of products that you can buy for the week.

    If there is a group of 7, the expenses are divided and the cooking groups are organized among the volunteers, these expenses can reach a maximum of $ 15Us per person per week.
    We have a maximum capacity of 7 volunteers per week.

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    El hospedaje de voluntarios es en una Cabañas compartida, compartida con 1 personas y máximo 2 por habitación. Contamos con una cocina comunitaria a gas, con sus respectivos utensilios.
    Servicios básicos como baños, duchas
    La contamos con una zona donde encontraras luz eléctrica y wifi donde podrás cargar tu equipo electrónicos y conectarte en la red.

    Es muy importante tener en cuenta que el proyecto no maneja fondos económicos por lo que no podemos incluir alimentación y es por eso que se recomienda traer sus propios alimentos y prepararlos.

    El sábado o domingo ponemos a disposion el tranposrte hacia el mercado de Puyo donde encuentran variedad de productos que podras comprar para la semana.

    En caso de existir un grupo de 7 se dividen los gastos y se organiza los grupos de cocina entre los voluntarios, estos gasto puede llegar a ser de maximo $15Us por persona a la semana.
    Tenemos un cupo máximo de 7 voluntarios por semana.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    The minimum stay is two weeks where it is intended to share experience and knowledge.
    * The first week is dedicated to teaching the work
    * The second you will be able to guide yourself.

    From the project you will be able to visit different Amazon attractions such as waterfalls, viewpoints, trails, etc. in your free time.

    Necessary equipment:

    - Cap
    - Poncho
    - Repellent
    - Hat
    - Long pants
    - Rubber boots
    - Sunscreen
    - Sleeping bags
    - Lanterns and / or candles
    - Work gloves
    - Long sleeve shirt
    - Sheets (the beds are without white clothes).

    We recommend being in good physical and health condition to be able to carry out the activities.

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    La estadía mínima son de dos semanas donde se pretende compartir la experiencia y conocimientos.
    * La primera semana esta destinada a la enseñanza del labor
    * La segunda serás capaz de guiarte tu mismo.

    Desde el proyecto podrás hacer visitas en tus tiempos libres de diferentes atractivos amazónicos como cascadas, miradores, senderos, etc.

    Equipo necesario:

    - Gorra
    - Poncho
    - Repelente
    - Sombrero
    - Pantalón largo
    - Botas de caucho
    - Bloqueador solar
    - Bolsas de dormir
    - Linternas y/o velas
    - Guantes de trabajo
    - Camisa manga larga
    - Sabanas (las camas están sin ropa blanca).

    Recomendamos estar en buen estado físico y de salud para poder realizar las actividades.

  • 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

  • Can host digital nomads

    Can host digital nomads

    Tenemos jardines con espacios de Wifi

  • Space for parking camper vans

    Space for parking camper vans

    Contamos con un espacio donde ubicar su vehículo

  • Can possibly accept pets

    Can possibly accept pets

    En este caso tenesmo reglas con los animales: Si no alteran el ecosistema es bienvenida, pero si es lo contrario debe abandonar la reserva.

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?

    More than two

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    Hours expected

    Maximum 4 hours a day, 5 days a week

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