Finca Huaquillo : Café Orgánico

INTRODUCTION: We know that life in cities is stressful and hard. Every single day we have got to deal with noice, bad mood, traffic, problems and many similar things. This is the main reason we are always trying to disconnect from this reality and take a deep breathe as well as we charge energies. We offer you the chance to scape from this situation while you are helping us with a familiar project we have got in the northern rainforest of Peru. WORK AND VOLUNTEERS We need to work with no more tan 6 volunteers at the same time. The work system is 25 – 30 hours / week. We have separeted two big group of activities to do during the volunteering: Activities in the camp: • About coffee: Harvesting, field cleaning to planting and planting. • Harvesting different fruits like oranges, sugar cane, bananas. • Cow managment ( feeding, moving, etc). • Wood choping. • Construction of vegetable garden. Activities in the house: • Construction of a cleaning garbage system (including compost). • Construction of paths from the road to the entry of the house and inside of it. • Preparation of the fround in the house for the ceramic and other tiles or Wood / rocks. • Construction of simple house furniture (support for candles, kitchen tools, support of clothes, etc). • Improve the house like fixing windows, tools. • Help for cooking. • Child care / teaching / walking to school. • Cow managment (feeding, moving, etc). • Wood choping. • Construction of vegetable garden. What to bring: • Gloves to work • Headlines • Card games • Pillows • Mosquito repellent. • Sleeping bags • Own food (if you have a specific alimentary regim) Where do you sleep: The conditions of living are very simple and basic (no electricity, no internet, no warm water in the shower) and volunteers share room in basic bed with protection for mosquitos. Which language: Only spanish or intermediate spanish at least. What else: In your free time you can do trekings and exploring the área like the the three waterfalls and improve your spanish with the family and the locals in Huaquillo. IMPORTANT!!!!! We don't have electricity and internet at Home but in Huaquillo town you can find both for charging phone and wi-fi. Please note this before apply to our volunteering!!!!

OUR PROJECT We belong to a long and old coffee producer family. We have got around thirty hectares of lands of which we are working five of them with coffee, cacao and other fruits like oranges and bananas. Our project consists to develop the farm in an sustaintable and organic way, improving quality of coffee through the right processes without using chemical products (herbicides, pesticides) and protecting the environment. We also try to improve the family’s quality life. The team is my family (parents, brothers and cousins) and we all work together to achieve this project. We all like the spirit of volunteering and the strength of people who really want to discover how is the coffee process is while they protect the enviroment. LOCATION: HOW TO GET THERE Huaquillo is small village located inTamborapa Pueblo which is a town of San Ignacio distrit, part of Cajamarca region in the north east part of Peru close to the border of Ecuador. Huaquillo is a beautiful village surrounded by nature and wildlife, it has got amazing cascades and offers the chance of doing good trekings. You have got two ways to get to Tamborapa Pueblo, from Piura or from Jaen Piura – Huancabamba: 7 hours and 30 soles ($9) Huancabamba – Tamborapa Pueblo: 3 hours and 25 soles ($7) Jaen – Tamborapa: 4 hours and 25 soles ($7) As son as you arrive to Tamborapa Pueblo you will contact with Victor`s family who live in the town and they will show you the way to go to Huaquillo (20 min in mototaxi and 10 soles ($3) or walking 2 hous).


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Mi experiencia fue genial! Toda la familia es increíble, personas muy interesantes, generosas y siempre dispuestas a darte lo mejor de ellos sin pedir nada a cambio! las hijas son muy movidas y con una energía inacabable pero desprenden mucho amor :)

Aprendí mucho sobre la cultura local y sobre el estilo de vida de la zona. También aprendí como es llevar una vida prácticamente autosuficiente y a cocinar siempre con productos de proximidad! Me llevo un recuerdo increíble y espero volver algún día.

Un lugar muy humilde pero lleno de riqueza. Un abrazo muy fuerte 😍😘

4 months ago



Ser voluntaria en la plantación de Victor ha sido la experiencia más increíble que he vivido nunca. Estar en plena naturaleza, vivir con Victor, Elsi y sus hijos, aprender cómo crecen ciertas plantas y cómo utilizarlas, hacer café, chocolate, aguariente... Toda la experiencia fue enriquecedora y estuvo llena de descubrimientos que nunca habría imaginado. Gracias a ellos por este intercambio y este amor que no olvidaré.

5 months ago



Me encantó vivir con la familia de Elsi y Victor y ayudarlos en la vida cotidiana de la finca, son personas muy generosas que me abrieron las puertas de su casa con todo el corazón. Me enseñaron varias cosas todos los días, y pudimos intercambiar sobre cualquier tema. Estoy muy agradecida por haber hecho parte de su vida durante estos días, recomiendo la aventura con ellos!

7 months ago



Realmente fue una experiencia súper linda, de conectar con la naturaleza de insertarse en su cultura Elsy y Víctor te hacen sentir como en casa, Elsy te hace unos platos súper. Conocer más de la agricultura el proceso del café.
Las tareas son variadas. Lugar para conectar con la maravilla de las montañas!

8 months ago



me pareció una experiencia maravillosa donde pudimos conectar con elsi, Víctor y su familia aprendiendo de ellos y tambien compartiendo nuestro conocimiento, nos acogieron y nos hicieron sentir en casa, estuvimos en todos los procesos del café y además pudimos conocer bonitos lugares cerca de la finca, estamos muy agradecidos de la experiencia vivida.

12 months ago

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