A Foundation is a non-profit institution founded in 1998 with the aim of supporting the social development of the Andean communities of northern Ecuador, especially rural women.
We work with rural communities in Ecuador providing job opportunities and supporting local small businesses. We help women to start up their own businesses and to become financially independent. Furthermore, our goal is to support regional issues such as organic agriculture, biodiversity, environment, small animal breeding, training and technology transfer, rural micro-finance, and crafts in the region of the Pedro Moncayo and Cayambe Cantons.
Ayuda en una granja
Ayuda en proyectos ecológicos
Cuidado de animales
Práctica de idiomas
Ayuda con ordenadores/Internet
Below are the projects where volunteers can participate:
Agricultural Project: Volunteers live and work on a farm with a family in the community of San Pablito de Agualongo or another nearby community. Their daily activities include supporting a traditional Andean Ecuadorian farm with different daily chores in the field. This project requires a volunteer with basic agricultural knowledge and the motivation to learn more about agriculture in Ecuador.
Nutrition and Family Garden Project: Volunteers live with a family in San Pablito de Agualongo or another nearby community and work in the community to organize a demonstration garden for the community members. If possible, the volunteer will also work with the community to identify the nutritional needs of its community members. This project requires a volunteer with experience in nutrition, agriculture, project management, and other related fields.
Livestock and Milk Production Project: Volunteers live and work with a family dedicated to milk production in the community of San Pablito de Agualongo or another nearby community. Their daily activities consist of milking, maintenance and monitoring of the pasture, and animal nutrition and health. This project requires a person with basic livestock knowledge and the motivation to learn more about milk production and related subjects in Ecuador.
Grant Writing Project: Volunteers live with a family in the community of San Pablito de Agualongo or another nearby community. Their daily activities include working in the office with grant writing and reviewing in addition to searching for additional funding opportunities. This project requires a basic knowledge of grant writing.
Development of Local Economy Project: Volunteers live with a family in the community of San Pablito de Agualongo or another nearby community and work in offices and with various micro-finance organizations associated in the provinces of Pichincha and Imbabura. Volunteer activities consist of visiting, supporting, and monitoring the community micro-finance organizations. Furthermore, the volunteer will also help to improve the organization and management of the organizations. This project requires a volunteer with knowledge of finance, economics, accounting, or another related field.
Community Tourism Project: Volunteers live with a family in San Pablito de Agualongo or another nearby community and work in the community to organize a viable tourism proposal for the community and its environment. This project requires a volunteer with experience in tourism and project management.
Technical Assistance Project: Volunteers live with a family in the community of San Pablito de Agualongo or another nearby community and work in the same community, offices and other nearby communities. Volunteers assist in technical activities related to agriculture, livestock, micro-finance organizations, and cooperatives. This project requires a technical profile such as a veterinarian, sociologist, economist, financial analyst, accounting, agronomist, etc.
English as a Second Language Teacher: The volunteer lives with a family in the community of San Pablito de Agualongo, near Cayambe and Tabacundo about an hour outside of Quito. Their daily activities include assisting a teacher in the classroom of children, ages 12-18, to teach English, part time. Additionally, the volunteer has the opportunity to teach English to other members of the community, and/or on other community projects.
Volunteers will have their own single room with a family in the community of San Pablito de Agualongo or a nearby community. Accommodation costs approximately $70 per month.
All host families are certified by COAGRO to be suitable to host a volunteer from another country. All will have a private room for the volunteer with all necessary items. Houses will have running water and electricity.
Schedule: All volunteers have the same schedule: Monday to Friday from 9:00 to 17:00 with a lunch break. Occasionally, this schedule is modified due to the requirements of the activity, especially in agricultural work and milk production.
Accommodation: Volunteers will have their own single room with a family in the community of San Pablito de Agualongo or a nearby community. Accommodation costs approximately $70 per month.
Administration Costs: To host a volunteer, has small administration costs that include an office, internet, telephone, transportation, a kitchen, office materials, and a small library of resources. Because of this, there is a cost of $30 monthly for each volunteer.
Transportation: We don´t pay for the transportation expenses of the volunteer to get to our community. However, we will pick him/her up at a designated location for a fee. Please contact us for help to arrive here or if you are interested in being picked up at a designated location.
Food: This issue is optional. Volunteers can take care of their own food or cooperate with the host family. If the volunteer chooses to eat with the host family, the cost is $2 per meal and is paid weekly.
Volunteers will benefit in many ways. They will improve their Spanish language skills (and maybe learn some Kichwa), they will learn about another culture, and they will have the opportunity to improve the lives of others while developing their own professional skills.
Our site is located near many beautiful areas of Ecuador. There are many things to see including the Lago de Cuicocha, El Mercado de Otavalo, La Ciudad de Quito, and many other sites.
Acceso a Internet
Acceso a Internet limitado
Puede alojar familias
Más de dos
En los países en vías de desarrollo (donde la mayoría de los anfitriones que están involucrados trabajan en obras de caridad, programas de desarrollo, educación entre otros), Workaway permite que algunos de nuestros anfitriones bajo este perfil, pidan a los voluntarios una pequeña donación para ayudar a la familia con las que se quedarán, a menudo menos de 5 dólares por día. Workaway permite el cargo solo cuando la donación está dirigida directamente a la familia o programas de caridad y es sólo para cubrir el costo de la estancia los voluntarios. (Todo anfitriones que haya declarado algún cargo estará claramente marcado en su listado).
Workaway NO permite listados de agencias e intermediarios o proyectos que consideramos están buscando sacar provecho de una los voluntarios.