Most Affordable Craft and Artisan Programs in Ecuador
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Most Affordable Craft and Artisan Programs in Ecuador

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Ecuador: Nanegalito

Program Summary

Iko Poran Volunteer Abroad offers artisan volunteering placements in a rural community in Ecuador. Volunteers work in a shop that sells modern and traditional jewelry and crafts made from seeds and other materials that are sustainably grown and harvested in the cloud forest. Volunteers will also learn the history of reforestation efforts in the community, and the story of the indigenous Yumbo people. The program is designed for volunteers who have art skills, want to help a low-income community to grow and be close to the local culture. Due to constant interaction with locals using Spanish, the program also serves as a great opportunity to learn the language.


  • Agriculture
  • Arts
  • Childcare & Children
  • Community Development
  • Conservation
  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • English Teaching
  • Environment
  • Organic Farming
  • Teaching
  • Tree Planting

Program Duration

1-2 Weeks, 2-4 Weeks, 5-8 Weeks, 9-12 Weeks

Year(s) Offered

First and third Mondays of each month

Participation Guidelines

American, European, Canadian, Australian, South African, Kiwi, Worldwide and Asian Participants. This Program is also open to Families and Couples.

Cost in USD per week

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Program Includes:

Program fee varies according to the duration (from US$ 150 for one week to US$ 132 per week if staying 12 weeks and includes:
Orientation, accommodation, 3 meals per day, support from the local staff, program supervision, in-country 24/7 support throughout your program, in-country administration costs and donation to support your project.
Registration Fee is USD 189 and includes:
Marketing costs, pre and post placement support from our staff, a complete country information guide, volunteer training booklet, detailed information about the program, administration costs, travel costs to run inspection visits in all locations, communication costs, and office staff.
Extra costs are the costs to prepare for your trip and leisure activities when in country.
Volunteers are responsible for their own flights, visas, travel insurance and vaccinations (if necessary).

Accommodation Options

  • Home-stays

Experience Required



No qualification required

Application Procedures

  • Online Application

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