Experience the diversity of Ecuador! Volunteer and live in an indigenous Kichwa community high in the Andes.
High in the Andes mountains, immerse yourself in the life of rural Ecuador. During your time in community, you might learn to harvest potatoes alongside your host dad or help your host sister herd your family’s llamas. Throughout the summer, work with local teens to grow their micro-enterprise. This project gives you the opportunity to travel with your community counterparts to entrepreneurship workshops, build your business savvy, and design a sustainable micro-enterprise. Together with teens from your community, work on your business pitch and plan a project budget, then defend your business in a competition to win extra funding for your project.
Fee $6,275. Learn about what the fee includes here.
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High altitude in the Andes mountains
Mountainous. Daytime temperatures range from 45°F to 65°F and often drop below freezing at night.
Rice, potatoes, cuy, habas (beans)
Achachai – how cold!
Potatoes, Andean tubers, quinoa, Andean corn, barley, and onions.
AMIGOS partners with Plan International, an international organization focused on children’s rights and improving the quality of life for children around the world.
In Chimborazo, Plan supports with community selection and plays an active role in approving micro-enterprise proposals.