Meet & Help Indigenous Kichwa in the Amazon - TENA (Ecuador)

We are a Non-Profit Association that helps poor communities in Tena, Ecuador, respecting their cultures and traditions.

We act mainly in the Amazon on indigenous Kichwa communities and families through microprojects.These microprojects are planned and executed by our team in collaboration with the families.

We also intervene sending clothes, shoes, school supplies, backpacks, etc after collections mainly in France but also providing Food Aid in the most urgent cases.

The Kichwa communities are descendants of the Incas and try to preserve their culture. Unfortunately, they are victims of a colonization that does not respect them and they live on the margins of society.

Items needed: We need simple things for regular use for a house full of women and children: - School Supplies. - Baby Diapers. - Sanitary Towels for women. - Antiurine Towels for grandmothers. - Office Supplies. - Personal Hygiene Kits. - House Cleaning kits. etc.
As a VISITOR we would like to share with you: As a VISITOR we want you to come and meet our initiatives and the social businesses that we support, for you to help us promoting them (we can give you a special price as Bagsharer for a product made by them if you want to buy anything ;) ) . We can also go and pick you up when you arrive if you want it.
Want to VOLUNTEER mid or long term ? Here are the conditions :) : As a VOLUNTEER you must participate in our activities a minimum of 3 MONTHS. In our Association you can be part of a team that every day has a real impact on the community, we believe in the reciprocal exchange of experiences. Our volunteer activities are focused on all those individuals and institutions that want to live an experience of giving and receiving with our communities. Our program allows you to contribute to the transformation of the community by giving your time and resources, and in return you receive the love, the teachings and the satisfaction of helping to preserve the Kichua culture. If you have communication skills, if you are a sports / art / technology teacher or have experience with children, your qualities are especially welcome.
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If you are interested in our project please get in touch directly AT LEAST A WEEK BEFORE COMING with the foundation via the "CONTACT" link. : Looking forward hearing from you ! :)
Listing created Jul 28, 2018