Palca-Let's create a welcoming and colorful organic store
Description: The "Kaypacha Kankunapa" project was carried out due to the concern of the members of the Brigada to improve the living conditions of our community brothers. The branch of Palca of BVBP launched the long-term project a year ago in order to create a local production center in the community of Huaruyoc. The objective of this center is to generate an economic income for the community, working at the same time in an inclusive manner in order to involve the poorest part of the population, and using organic products from the area in order to promote a local development that respects the environment. In particular, we work on :1. Eco-craftsmanship: (compilation, transformation and production) 2. Agroindustry: (collection, selection and transformation) 3. Ecotourism (valorisation, inventory)
Type of Work: The volunteers will carry out various activities, not only the organization and decoration of the store, but will also take part in workshops about ecotourism and cultural exchange • Preparation of a mural in the store in order to show cultural identity of the area • Construction of high relief tablets in mud as a tourist attraction • Work with children in the creation of a Bio-garden aiming to improve the food supplies • Participation to production and handicraft workshops (Transformation of organic products, manual skills) in order to promote economic improvement for the people of the area.
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Accommodation: The participants will be accommodated in the district of Palca, one of the nine districts of the province of Tarma, located 30 minutes from the provincial capital. The accommodation will be in a family house with four rooms with basic services. (hygienic services, kitchen, common hall) The volunteers will sleep in shared rooms (bring your ownsleeping bag). The meals will be cooked according to the participant need (Vegan, vegetarians etc.).The host family has more than 7 years experience with visitors from other countries.
Language: Spanish, english
Approximate Location: The district of Palca has a temperate climate, with moderate rainfall, and sunny and hot days from May to November. Palca is characterized for being a thriving town where 90% of its inhabitants are dedicated to agriculture and the remaining 10% to trade and livestock. It owns several tourist routes like the lagoons of Yuracmayo, the ruins of Maraynioc, the recreational center of Yaroca, etc. The food is varied, based on Creole cuisine. During the workcamp, will be held the national festivities and the anniversary of the saint patron of the district.
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