Water, Education, Health Services
10+ Volunteer Hours
Oña is in a small municipality in southern Ecuador that is comprised of more than 20 smaller communities spread out in the mountains.
Paul Zhañay. Paul works for the local government and is our primary point of contact. He works with the community leaders to assess and understand their individual needs, and acts as a collaborative facilitator of the projects.
Building bathrooms, implementing water systems, health service projects for people with special needs and disabilities.
What will I do?
As a volunteer, you’ll have the opportunity to get your hands dirty on the project you helped fund, primarily through manual labor. This could consist of painting, planting gardens or trees, basic construction, clean up and more!
With additional training, you may also fit children with shoes, or distribute and demonstrate how to use water filters. Female participants may also distribute feminine hygiene products.
Where will I stay?
In Oña you will be staying with a local family in the main town. Theses families are amazing and you will surely feel welcomed and safe in their homes. Homestays in Oña is something that guests have said is their favorite part of the trip.
What will I eat?
You will eat breakfast and dinner with your host family and lunch will be provided by the locals!
What’s My Impact?
Your impact expands far beyond the scope of the specific impact project you work on. Each project completed will empower the communities to improve their quality of life and support them to plan for a brighter future. There is no doubt the things you learn during this process will highlight the common thread that connects us all and change your life forever.