Training of Quechua women as tourist guides

Bolivia has a great untapped tourist potential that could mean an important source of income for families in a situation of poverty.

Location
Funded thanks to:
  • Donors
  • Total raised
    74%raised
    • e-commerce con causa A clients 1.486€
  • Direct beneficiaries 30

    Those people who have naturally benefited from the project's interventions.

  • Indirect beneficiaries 400

    Those identifiable people who will potentially recieve an effect from the project's activities.

Fundación CODESPA

Budget

  • Staff 2.000€
  • Total 2.000€
2.000€

Description

Thousands of tourists visit Bolivia every year for the variety of cultural and natural offer that the country offers. Many of the places that receive these visits are inhabited by indigenous communities living in poverty. The lack of basic services, as well as the lack of training, prevents its population from taking advantage of the source of income that this sector could represent.

In order to favor the development of these communities, the CODESPA Foundation supports them in the creation of a community rural tourism market.

The Salar de Uyuni is the largest salt desert in the world and one of the main tourist attractions in Bolivia. Its indigenous population, of Quechua ethnicity, work mainly in mining. In the area, it is urgent to create opportunities to generate income and jobs that are alternative to mining work, especially for young women and the poorest population that do not have access to mining. This will allow them to access a new source of income, improving their living conditions and leaving the state of poverty in which they live.

Project objectives

Generate family income for young Quechua women by providing them with a job.

Activities

  • Realization of practical guide workshops and tourist interpretation, as well as participatory workshops for the recovery of oral knowledge of the elderly of the communities.
  • Improvement of tourist circuits previously implemented.
  • Design of interpretive scripts that respect local customs in each community.

Who will benefit?

30 Quechua women will be trained as tourist guides.

Updates & Links

This project is being financed thanks to the collaboration of various companies with a cause:

  • byhours.com
  • naturitas.es
  • algo-bonito.com
  • monamission.com
  • outletsalud.com
  • greenplanetshop.com
  • thebath.es
  • evagias.com/shop
  • biofair-nutrition.fr
  • frutascharito.es
  • lombrinatur-online.com
  • tienda.bransolo.com
  • nabulio.fr
  • bateriadelitiorecargable.com
  • fashionistaparis.com

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