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ARTISANAL CHOCOLATE FACTORY

Be support in business planning, marketing, and customer service. Learn about the whole fabrication process of the best chocolate in the world 

The project

Vegan, sustainable, fair trade and delicious? All in one, is what you´re going to find at this project!

Learn and assist in the process of the fabrication of one of the best chocolates in Ecuador and of course, in the world. But that´s not all, in this factory they don´t like to waste anything, so they use the other parts of the fruit to make cacao butter, syrup, soaps, wine, tea, and even BBQ sauce. 

 You´ll be able to work in some different areas like: business plan & management, production plant, customer service, marketing and social media.

 

Dates/Length

Project available year-round. 2 weeks to 6 months durations available.

Costs

2 weeks – $1750
1 month – $2300
2 months – $3400
3 months – $4500
Each extra week  – $275

Location details

Project is located at the cloud forest, the accommodation is inside a touristic reserve of the same owners. Two meals per day are included.

Requirements

Basic spanish (A2), must be 18 and over, with valid passport and health insurance

Itinerary Sample

Mondays to Fridays

8:00 Breakfast

10 to 13:00 Work at the chocolate factory in any of the areas: customer service, store, production plant, marketing, among others.

13:00 to 14:00 lunch and resting time.

14:00 to 17:00 Work at the chocolate factory in any of the areas: customer service, store, production plant, marketing, among others.

17:00 Free time

 

 

Role of the Participant

Skills required

A high level of Spanish is not necessary, but a volunteer should have at least a basic to intermediate knowledge as the majority of the staff speaks Spanish. Participants must be open and flexible.

 

What’s Included?

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Accomodation

Available during the length of the project (Either at the project or local homestay families with 2 meals included)

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Transfer from Quito to project

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Cellphone

Local cell phone is included with a refundable deposit of $50

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Aiport pick-up

EcuaExplora staff ready to transport you

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Support 24 hours

On the ground EcuaExplora staff available

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First weekend accomodation

In a hostal in Quito with breakfast

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Orientation

(includes city tour and lunch)

Not Included

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Health insurance (REQUIRED)

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Meals not specified

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Transportation to/from the homestay to the project each day

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Optional extras

Add $60 per week for 6 hours Spanish classes if in Quito.

Sounds amazing? Want to be part of something important?

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