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June 21, 2012

Another great post from the Ecuador Culture & Ecology Institute!

Ecuador Institute

Written by the Tr1plet$

We spent the day in awe of the sense of community and Heifer’s work here in the Andes. The local people we spent the day with shared their lives with us, including their deep connection to their land and their way of life. We no longer felt like tourists, but instead, part of their community. Minga is the Spanish word used to describe how the community always works together. Heifer helped this community restore their natural resources and increase their ability to return to their ancestral way of farming. This community values local, organic, sustainable food production so they can continue to live on their land.

Our day proceeded as follows…

Ate breakfast in the clouds at Wirachocha (13,775 feet)
Maria Fernando, a Heifer representative, held our attention as we climbed the mountain on the bus. She told us all about the struggles and realities of…

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