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).
Staying in this farm was one of the best experiences and volunteer work that I did until now. Victor and his family really welcomed me. You fill part of the family.
The work in the farm is very diverse, depending what time of the year you are there, but there is always things to do. Victor is a very peaceful and friendly person that will teach you and explain everything you need to know and with a enormous paciente (he is really a very good person).
And you have an extra of going to do some trekking going to waterfalls nearby the farm.
I truly truly recommend staying in this farm! 💛🙏
over 1 year ago
La estadía en la finca fue hermosa 😄😄
Llegamos un martes a la noche donde nos recibieron en la casa de Tamborapa Pueblo con café y pan. Al otro día nos pasó a buscar Víctor para ir a la finca. El trayecto tiene un paisaje increíble, rodeado de montañas y diversas plantas . Allí nos recibieron Elsy y sus hijxs, son personas muy cálidas y te hacen sentir parte de la familia.
El trabajo varía según el día y las comidas son abundantes y muy sabrosas. Allí todo el tiempo se está aprendiendo y pasando buenos momentos.
almost 2 years ago
Mis semanas en huaquillo fueron hermosas, partiendo por la selva y las montañas alrededor de toda la casa, también la tranquilidad y el ambiente que se genera estando ahí. La familia de Victor y Elsy es maravillosa, muy amorosos y humildes siempre preocupados de los voluntarios y las comidas muy ricas todos los dias.
El trabajo fue bueno aveces fuerte aveces no, me toco estar cuando la cosecha del café ya terminada asi que estuvimos trabajando en el cultivo de platanos y el huerto.
También hubo tiempo de hacer trekking donde conocimos las cascadas de huaquillo y subir a lo mas alto de las mont
almost 2 years ago
A família de Victor é simplesmente incrível. O aprendizado sobre o local, as tradições e sobre os cultivos é sem fim, a comida é maravilhosa e a assistencia que Gian nos dá antes de chegar é muito precisa. Acabo de sair de Huaquillo e já voltarei em menos de um mês... hahahah
almost 2 years ago