Workcamp In Ecuador in July 2017
Description: The Foundation Proyecto Ecológico Chiriboga started its work in a place located 50 kms. In the southwest of Quito, in the Chiriboga region, due to there is flora and fauna in danger extinction, where we made reforestation work and protection of the nature, the Foundation protects a Reserve. A wonderful variety of birds, mammals like the spectacled bear, cuchuchos, small jaguars, deer, cervicabras, peccaries pigs live in freedom within the premises of Chiriboga Project. The mountains in this part of the Andes produce freshwater; the rivers originating in these mountains are the Esmeraldas River basin. Atacames in the Province of Esmeraldas is one of the villages who suffered earthquakes.
Type of Work: The activities organized for the Workcamp in the Proyecto Chiriboga will be; - To clean the pads with machetes - To clean trees - To milk the cows - To make cheese - Other tasks in the Reserve - Construction work - Planting in the garden and all the task needs at the moment in the reserve.
Atacames in the Province of Esmeraldas is one of the villages who suffered earthquakes, one of our beloved families who receives our LTV volunteers are living in the street in a tent, due to the last earthquake, we will help in the reconstruction with you in the Workcamp of July.
Accommodation: .- In the first part of the workcamp, accommodation and food in Quito and in Proyecto Chiriboga, is provided at the “houses” of the Foundation Proyecto Ecológico Chiriboga, sharing rooms and toilettes with other volunteers. During the second part of the placement, accommodation and food will be provided with middle class families of the town.
Requirements: You don’t need to spend lots of money on special safari type clothing, it is enough to bring clothes which you don’t mind to spoil or to get damaged, it is preferable to wear long pants, t-shirts with long sleeves while working to get protected from mosquitoes bites; light clothes are wonderful to dry. At departure, you are welcome to donate your used clothes to the program of course if they stil
Approximate Location: Location: Quito, Chiriboga and the village of Atacames
Notes: PLUGS IN ECUADOR Electricity is the same as in the United States, 120v. You will most likely not need a converter for your modern electronics; Ecuador's outlets are like those in North America.: two flat, parallel prongs, a type If you are coming from another country, you will probably need an adapter which has the "A" type plug with a receptacle that fits the plug of your device. These are easy to find, light weigh, and inexpensive.
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