The finca (spanish word for ranch) is formed by 32 Mayan families, who fought together in the civil war as guerrillas for the Mayan people. After the war, they managed to form a whole community with two schools, a day care, a library, a pharmacy and an ecotourism project that can perfectly fit in with a sustainable tourism project.But coffee harvesting is the main activity of this particular Guatemalan community, which you can discover during your sustainable tourism project.
Volunteers can spend their time on many activities. In the morning, they can work on the communal land or work with the families on their farms. These are the activities related to the coffee harvest:
- January - February : preparing the field and trees for firewood.
- March - April : collect firewood.
- May - June: handful of families start planting the new coffee trees.
- September - December : coffee harvesting and processing.
In the afternoon, there are other activities, such as teaching English in schools, running the children's library or helping your host family with various tasks within this sustainable tourism project..
Volunteers are accommodated with one of the families in the community. Meals are also included; the families are eager to welcome you to their table!
We recommend that interns dedicate at least two weeks of their time to their assignment.
In order to be able to communicate with the project partners, we require at least an intermediate level of Spanish. The higher your level of Spanish, the better.
To enrol we will ask you:
– Registration form.
– Copy of your passport.