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William’s Ecuador Experience

William B.
Volunteer Name:William B.
Project Attended:Agro Forestry and Environmental Conservation in the Mindo Cloud Forest
Country Attended:Ecuador
What task on your project did you most enjoy? "Helping with collecting/analysing samples from the cloud forest used to assess the carbon cycle"
What was your greatest achievement? "Making some great friends out there."
Did you feel you made a difference? "I was able to exchange opinions on management issues and on the methods by which they were growing food. I learnt a lot from their (very deep) understanding of local ecology and problems."
What advice would you give future participants? "Have a good grounding in spanish before you go. (I wished I had more). Go with an open mind. You can learn a lot here. The birds are amazing. A little research before you go helps. You will learn about coffee and Cacao growing and processing. I pushed to spend a week lower down in Mashpi which was different and well recommended. A lovely river to swim in!"
What was your most memorable moment? "Probably the big community get together on All Souls Day. They are very good at getting together and are lovely helpful people."


“Everything went without a hitch. Communication was very good from start to finish. Diana in Quito is a great source of knowledge and to run things across.”