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Tzawar Mishki

The last two months our children class has been practicing the song "Imagine" by John Lennon. This weekend they performed it on the Tzawar Mishki Festival in the center of Salasaka. Our friend and music teacher Luis Miguel played the guitar.
Have a look!

The project "volunteer garden" is started

Food in the volunteer house is very often vegan and always vegetarian. Now we are getting our own garden. Hopefully very soon we are going to have vegetables from our own plantation.


The 2nd of November people of Ecuador celebrate "finados" (the day of the dead). In Salasaka all the families spend this day on the cemetary to honor and remember the deceased. This year for the first time volunteers went to spend the day at Robert's grave.

Volunteers prepared the traditional drink "colada morada" and drank it on the cemetary. It is made out of strawberries, blackberries, tangerine leaves, babaco, and many ingrediants more.

And many of our students came to visit us at Robert's grave.


When ever there is a construction work to do for the community, the people of Salasaka call out for a "Minga". This means that everybody from the community comes together to work and get the job done quicker. 

This time volunteers participated in a "minga" to get a new canal for their community, Patuloma.

Something is coming up!!

The big Tzawar Mishki festival, an international and intercultural event that takes place every year on the 3rd and 4th of November in Salasaka, is getting closer!
This year the famous group "Chila Jatun" from Peru are going to perform and over 3.000 visitors are expected.
But not only foreign musicians are playing in the concert. Our English students from the children's group are going to perform "Imagine" by John Lennon.

Here is a short preview:

The Weekend

This weekend volunteers went to a close waterfall called "El Pailon del Diablo".
It's just after Baños on the way to Puyo. So it takes 1h 30min to get there from Salasaka.

And it's totally worth visiting!


Last weekend some of our volunteers went to Baños.
The city is only a 45min bus ride from Salasaka and there is a lot to do. Like rafting, canyoning, canopy, bike rides, horseback riding, amazon tours and more.
Now volunteers can buy tours with the tour operator Wonderful Ecuadordirectly from us. They pay the same price but 20% of what they spent comes back as a donation to "Sumak Kawsay Yachay".

Ready to start the English classes again!

Together with the "GAD Parroquial de Salasaka", we have managed to find a place where we can continue with free English classes for children and adults. "Infocentro Salasaka" has helped out with tables chairs and a white board. And here is our brand new English classroom.


Home! Sweet Home!

The last 10 months have not been easy but thanks to many helpers from all over the world we have managed to keep the project running and we are on a good way.

This month we are going to do a lot of changes and of course we will keep you up to date.

The first big step was to separate from the community of Manguiwa and move back to our old home PACHAMAMA in Patuloma.

This way we can guarantee better comfort to our volunteers and even save some money.

This weeks project is to get two of our dorm rooms ready and make the livingroom livable again.
(Pictures are following)

More changes are coming soon. So like our Facebook page and don't miss anything.

Last class before holidays in Manzanapamba!


Kids of Katitawa

Always new kids coming! Here are some of them.

Inti Raymi, part 2


Inti Raymi, part 1

Amazing day! Full of coulours and happiness! 

Kawsai is doing great when it doesn't fall in the river