Indigenous Community Amazon Ecuador

Indigenous Community Amazon Ecuador

Ecuador is covered by 40% of the indigenous population and has 13 local communities with their own language. The most numerous groups are the Kichwa. The Kichwa of the Amazon is the largest indigenous population of seven nationalities in the Ecuadorian Amazon. They represent about 60,000 people, and their traditional living system is characterized by solidarity and equality, placed under the authority of a chief and shaman the spiritual authority. All the activities are done in groups; the men go hunting, fishing and construction and the women harvest, take care of the children and house. Construction, food and medicinal plants are taken from the jungle. The main products that the community eats are yucca, banana, cacao, rice, corn, coffee and beans. They are traders and growers.

Discover the Kichwa community and live in the jungle. Our Indigenous Community Amazon Ecuador program called Shiwuakucha – kichwa tribe is located at three hours from Puyo. They are living in the forest make practical and sustainable use of the jungle. There are around 200 people with children living in the community. The community has a small school with three tiny classrooms, small basic houses and a volunteer´s house when there is more than one volunteer. Volunteers receive three traditional meals per day.

Indigenous Community Amazon Ecuador

Volunteers can be involved in different activities: providing some educational opportunities to the community school as teaching English in the mornings, assisting the family with their agriculture practices as harvest fruits and vegetables, or helping in the community medicinal garden and organic farm in the afternoons. There are certain days the women make handcrafts you help them to make bracelets, neckless, earrings and other manual crafts to sell or bring at home with you for souvenirs. The daily work schedule is flexible; volunteers should be self-disciplined, responsible, enthusiastic, and patient.

Venture into the jungle of Ecuador with a fantastic experience supporting to sustain the way of life of the Shiwuakucha community and volunteer with Kichwa tribe.

Indigenous Community Amazon Ecuador

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