KURINIA women group

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Recruiting Organization: Fundación de Desarrollo Comunitario Indígena de Pastaza

KURINUA means "golden women" and is a small women group with menbers from Shuar and Kichwa communities around the headquarter of FUNDECOIPA. KURINUA also have their headquarter in the Shuar community Arútam in the Amazon forest in the Pastaza province of Ecuador.

The villagers live a traditional live and are engaged in subsistence farming of especially yucca, plantain, papa china and camote. Some locals have paid jobs as teachers in the bilingual high school and other neighboring communities.

There is also a small school in the community with approximately 15 students from Arútam and surrounding communities, where children can take up till the 6 th grade. The school is free and provides the needed materials or the children.

KURINUA provides micro-credits to women in order to start small development projects, raising small livestock as chickens, education or hospital aid.

If you work as a volunteer with KURINUA you will work with all aspects of the groups work or a specific project according to your interests. Some examples of what volunteers are working with are:

  1. Micro-credit loans
  2. Financial management training
  3. Development projects for women
  4. Farming improvement and marketing of local products
  5. Identyfying new markets
  6. Economic development
  7. Farming (plantains and pitahaya etc.)

Stipend ProvidedFalse

Training ProvidedFalse

Housing AvailableFalse

Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

Wheelchair AccessibleFalse

Fee Required

Fee Amount: 400.00

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