Health: Conducted two days of women’s health training for 25 local women.
Economic Development: Conducted business workshops for two days with 12 community leaders looking to improve microenterprise opportunities and 14 women from local artisan cooperatives.
Construction: Dug ditches, laid waterline, cleared and enlarged a path, built a fence and moved thousands of rocks for the community’s first fish hatchery (a sustainable development project to attract national and international sport fishing tourists and locals alike as a community-based income-generating initiative), assisted with building and painting the school kitchen facilities.
- Worked side by side with local villagers every day.
- Participated in arrival and farewell celebrations and dancing.
- Enjoyed social and cultural events such as their harvest celebration called Inti Raymi, 4th of July celebration, frisbee, artisan market, and a day-in-the-life afternoon experience.
- Pre- and Post-Expedition travel options separate from the expedition: colonial towns of Otavalo and Quito, Galapagos Islands, exploring the mountains, volcanoes, lakes and tropical jungles.