SOCIAL AND SOLIDARITY ECONOMY NGO
Work with a social and solidarity economy NGO that promotes associativity, sustainable production, and fair trade, to improve the quality of life of vulnerable families in the country.
Non-profit institution created in 1985 from the initiative of the Ecclesial Base Communities of the South of Quito. It was born from the association of grassroots communities and popular organizations, to respond to the need for alternative and solidarity marketing systems. This entity works in favor of vulnerable sectors in eighteen provinces of the country. It has 5300 members grouped in 400 cooperatives located in urban and rural areas. One of its objectives is to bring together small food producers in order to increase their strength in relation to the national and international market. Its organizational system is democratic and participatory.
One of its objectives is to bring together small food producers in order to increase their strength in relation to the national and international market; they also wanted to avoid the intermediaries to get better and more fair prices for the producers.
Nowadays, they work in some other fields like cacao exportation, Andean products, agroindustry food and sustainable tourism.
Project available year-round. 2 weeks to 6 months durations available.
2 weeks – $1750
1 month – $2300
2 months – $3400
3 months – $4500
Each extra week – $275
The project location is in Quito. Accommodation in Quito is with a local host family and it includes 2 meals per day: breakfast and dinner
Spanish level: Basic user A2. Must be 18 and over, with valid passport and health insurance
Role of the volunteer
Assist in the areas the
Environmental Education Internship: This internship is geared towards individuals with a desire to help. Applicants should have enterprising spirit, flexible personality, caring, dynamic, and responsible.
Available during the length of the project (Either at the project or local homestay families with 2 meals included)
Transfer from Quito to project
Local cell phone is included with a refundable deposit of $50
EcuaExplora staff ready to transport you
Support 24 hours
On the ground EcuaExplora staff available
First weekend accomodation
In a hostal in Quito with breakfast
(includes city tour and lunch)
In Quito, 6 hours per week (2 weeks).
Health insurance (REQUIRED)
Meals not specified
Transportation to/from the homestay to the project each day
Add $60 per week for 6 hours Spanish classes if in Quito.
Sounds amazing? Want to be part of something important?