Organic Amazonian chocolate and bio-construction project in Puerto Misahuallí, Ecuador

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  • Última actividad: 15 jul 2024



 Estancia mínima:  Al menos 2 semanas



  • Descripción


    Hop on an exciting journey with us of building a big sustainable project in bio construction and further develop a sustainable chocolate brand and agro association, which will eventually have a huge impact on many families in Amazon rainforest.

    We are an agricultural association, formed by indigenous people kichwa here in Amazonia in community Union Venecia, close to Puerto Mishaualli, Napo province which is involved in producing cacao, providing education to local farmers and buying cacao from them at fair prices. We also produce and promote locally and internationally chocolates made from organic fino de aroma cacao under our brand. Amazon region is the birthplace of cacao tree and here we adhere to using only bio- and organic technologies that help maintain biodiversity and prosperity of the region.

    Association is formed by 19 partners, which includes 4 people involved in administrative work, sales and development of the brand (General Manager, President, Vice President and Secretary), others are involved in various activities depending on their professional focus (bio-construction, agricultural production, agronomy etc.)

    Currently we are working on building a big cafeteria, which will be used as a place to get to know more about the kichwa culture and the association, process of cacao production “from tree to bar”, participate in traditional events and many more. We are located close to touristy locations – Puerto Misahuallí and Tena, and expect both tourists and locals to be our dear welcomed guests.

    This is not our first bio-construction project and a couple of similar ones are already finished, but many more to come!

    In the construction we only use sustainable materials such as bamboo, palma chonta, which is as durable as traditional nails. Come to us to know more about the technologies of bioconstruction!

    Apart from bio-construction we also have ongoing activities of taking care of our the chakra plants, especially cacao, processing cacao into chocolate, promoting chocolates to local and international markets, education agriculture producers and many more. Please note that all the ongoing activities with our clients we manage by ourselves and the volunteers will not be asked to help with preparing or serving either food or drinks to paying customers.

    Kichwa and Spanish are our mother languages, but we can also speak with you English + French and open to learn your language!

  • Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Tipos de ayuda y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Práctica de idiomas
    Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
    Construcción y bricolaje
    Ayuda en una granja
    Mantenimiento general
    Ayuda informática
  • Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de sostenibilidad de las NU que intenta conseguir este anfitrión

    Objetivos de las NU
    Fin de la pobreza
    Hambre cero
    Salud y bienestar
    Educación de calidad
    Igualdad de género
    Agua limpia y saneamiento
    Energía asequible y no contaminante
    Trabajo decente y crecimiento económico
    Industria, innovación e infraestructura
    Reducción de las desigualdades
    Ciudades y comunidades sostenibles
    Producción y consumo responsables
    Acción por el clima
    Vida submarina
    Vida de ecosistemas terrestres
    Paz, justicia e instituciones sólidas
    Alianzas para lograr los objetivos
  • Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    Intercambio cultural y oportunidades de aprendizaje

    You will:
    - Endorse yourself in the culture of kichwa and even learn the language (if you want)
    - Eat traditional healthy organic food (and, of course, chocolates)
    - Learn a lot about technologies of bioconstruction
    - Participate in local events (in our culture every day is a celebration day, so don’t worry there will be a lot of fun)
    - Participate in taking care after cacao trees and other plants of the chakra (platanos, yuka, guava, papaya, narangilla + countless other plants of Amazonia)
    - Know the process of chocolate production “from tree to bar” and participate in every step (if you wish)
    - Know how to manipulate machete and become best friends with it
    - Visit beautiful places of Ecuador which are super close – Puerto Misahuallí, Laguna Azul, Tena, Baños de Agua Santa
    - Learn about medicinal plants and try them in action

  • Proyectos con niños

    Proyectos con niños

    En este proyecto podría haber niños. Para obtener más información, consulta nuestras directrices y consejos aquí.

  • Ayuda


    Daily activities can be the following:
    - Participating in bio-construction activities (preparing, cutting and moving bamboo for construction, cutting palm trees)
    - Participating in taking care after cacao trees and other plants of the chakra (platanos, yuka, guava, papaya, naranjilla + countless other plants of Amazon region)
    - Helping with process of producing chocolate (cutting cacao fruits, preparing seeds, fermentation, drying etc.)
    - If it is within your interests you can help us with marketing and any other admin tasks (e.g. if you know how to make beautiful photos for our website) – there are endless possibilities there, but only up to you to decide!

    All these activities are currently performed by members of the association, who have years of experience in each area, but need additional support due to the growth of the project.

    Each workawayer experience can be taylored depending on your interests and requests - just contact us!

  • Idiomas

    Idiomas hablados
    Español: Fluido
    Quechua: Fluido
    Inglés: Intermedio
    Francés: Intermedio

    Este anfitrión ofrece intercambio de idiomas
    Open to learn your language!

  • Alojamiento


    You will live in a traditional house, constructed using bioconstruction technologies.

    The house is located in the same area as the construction where you will be involved, so it will be less than 1 minute walk in the morning. At the same time, it is a private space, which can be shared between 2 voluntaries.

    The location has all the amenities: bathroom and shower with running clean water, kitchen with all the appliances, bedroom with personal sink and space for luggage, fan to help with the heat and mosquito net.

    Food can be prepared in the shared kitchen at our place. All the fruits and vegetables gathered from the finca are free to eat at any time (yuka, platanos, papayas, beans, guava, avocado and many more). The place also has a small store with basic groceries (rice, chicken, corn, sugar, obviously chocolates etc.)

    Please note that if you want us to prepare lunch for you, we can do it with pleasure for only 2 USD. As mentioned above, you are free to prepare food at our kitchen and use all the fruits and vegetables that you find at the finca for free.

  • Algo más...

    Algo más...

    It is highly recommended to go for a longer period of time to get maximum exposure to the culture and the activities, but minimum 2 weeks.

    We can discuss a personalized voluntary experience plan for you to make the experience maximum tailored to your needs – just contact us.

    Please note that the season of peak cacao production is March-May. In other months there is cacao, but in smaller quantities. Nevertheless, bio-construction and taking care after the chakra plants are happening all year long and we can welcome you whenever.

    Once you are here, we will treat you as a part of our big family and help with all the questions that you have, make recommendations on your travel plans and you will be a precious guest in all the community events and celebrations.

  • Un poco más de información

    Un poco más de información

    • Acceso a Internet

    • Acceso a Internet limitado

      Acceso a Internet limitado

    • Tenemos animales

    • Somos fumadores

    • Puede alojar familias

  • Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    Puede acoger a nómadas digitales

    On average internet speed 7.3 Mbps which is more than sufficient for a simultaneous work of several people

  • Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    Espacio para aparcar autocaravanas

    There is sufficient safe space to park a car

  • Podría aceptar mascotas

    Podría aceptar mascotas

    Any pets are welcome, but please note that there might be restriction from other voluntaries participating at the same time and should be discussed in advance

  • ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    ¿Cuántos voluntarios puedes hospedar?

    Más de dos

  • ...

    Horas esperadas

    Maximum 3 hours a day, 5 days a week

Número de referencia de anfitrión: 216342936378

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