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Project Details

Working for the economic and social development of the less privileged communities in the Peruvian Amazon.

Who we are:

 

We are a growing project working for the economic and social development of the less privileged communities in the Peruvian Amazon.  Approximately 90% of the population in Puerto Inca lives without access to basic needs such as, running water, sewage and paved roads. However, Puerto Inca, has the potential to be a touristic province. We believe that creating an infrastructure for sustainable ecotourism can help to develop these communities. For this reason, we started this project in June 2018, putting a lot of our hearts and energy into it.

 

What we do? – Mission & Vision

 

We focus on education, environment, ecotourism and cultural exchange. We believe that working together with these communities in developing different skills for its people and creating new job opportunities, not only will help to reduce poverty but to reduce activities that are damaging the environment such as, logging and gold mining with strong contaminating chemicals.  We want to give opportunities to the community to change and care for their environment like having other ways to earn money instead of destroying the Amazon rainforest.

Protecting the Amazon should be a global commitment because of its incalculable biological and ecological value.

 

Where we work?

 

We are situated in Puerto Inca, Huanuco, Peru. Puerto Inca is the largest of eleven provinces of the Huánuco Region. It is a Province as well as a district. It is located in the central Amazon of Peru at an altitude of 330 meters above sea level. It is one of the most biodiverse places in the world. This province is also home of different indigenous communities such as, the ethnicities Ashaninka, Yanesha and Shipibo-Cacataibo. An Austrian-German Community can also be found in Puerto Inca.

Puerto Inca is a very peaceful place. Visitors can walk around the village at any time without any problem.

 

Goals:

 

One of our mid-term goals is to make a difference in the lives of disadvantaged children by creating a safe environment for healthy physical, social, and emotional development. We want to encourage a passion and respect for the natural world to help transition eager young minds into caring, socially-conscious global citizens. Through a connection with nature, we can nurture a better understanding of the environment whilst improving their interpersonal skills with one another and other adults.

 

Who are we looking for?

 

We are looking for motivated people who are not only eager to teach others but who are willing together with the students to look at different perspectives, finding solutions, trying new things and developing ideas in a team. Especially for “our Kids Explorer” and “Teaching English” programs we would like volunteers to independently run short workshops. Therefore we are looking for volunteers who have an interest in different topics such as arts and crafts, music and drama, environment protection, DIY and repair workshops, animals, plants or taking photos and making videos and enthusiastically pass on their personal passion.  All volunteers are role models for their home culture, their behavior and their way of problem solutions. We would like volunteers to keep this in mind and also to not judge other ways of thinking and acting, instead using open and critical discussions.

 

Why choose us?

By volunteering with us, you get a unique chance to experience the stunning natural diversity and experience the beautiful local culture beyond a busy tourist industry. At the same time, you will help us to achieve our goal in giving back to our local community. We co-operate with a range of local people. Therefore, all booking fees go either straight to people in our community such as, farmers, taxi and tuc tuc drivers, hostels, restaurants, groceries, boat and tour guides, artisans, etc.  You will also help to cover the expenses of our project.

The main focus of the project is on
Contact Person
Christian Navarro
Spoken Languages
English

Social Impact

The first social impact that we have achieved has been to make part of the population of Puerto Inca aware of the environmental damage caused by throwing garbage in the rivers and streams in the area. The Municipality of Puerto Inca has placed containers at different points of the rivers and streams for people to deposit their garbage. In addition, they have created a plastic recycling program, placing baskets exclusively for plastic bottles. This makes us very happy since little by little we are making the people of Puerto Inca feel more responsible with the care of the beautiful nature that surrounds them.his was thanks to the donations of many of our former volunteers. This was also possible thanks to the support of a local pharmacy that was able to get us the medicine at a wholesale price. More than 50 families from Puerto Inca were able to benefit from this donation.

We have also been able to help the local community with fundraising for the purchase of medicine for many of the people infected with Covid-19. This was thanks to the donations of many of our former volunteers. This was also possible thanks to the support of a local pharmacy that was able to get us the medicine at a wholesale price. More than 50 families from Puerto Inca were able to benefit from this donation.

Also during these almost 3 years that we have been working in Puerto Inca, we have been able to teach English to children, youth and adults. We are pleased to witness the advancement with this language of many of our students. For us it is important that the local community is prepared with the English language for when tourism in Puerto Inca becomes a reality. We are working on that.We have also been able to organize women and older adults to create an association of local artisans. The idea of ​​this program is to empower women so that they can have better job opportunities and can help themselves. Likewise the elderly since many of them have no support from anyone.The plan we have with this program is to be able to support this association in finding different ways to sell their products and export them if possible. They are very good artisans!


Pursued Sustainable Development Goals

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