Many people travel to the Amazon in search of a peaceful place to stay for some days, others want to stare at the beauties they offer, and some others want to make a difference by being volunteers at the indigenous communities that form the rainforest. This is one of the best experiences you can live, and it will help people to grow up and improve their knowledge about the outside world.

It doesn’t matter how you visit the Amazon: as long as you take care of the environment and treat people well, you can live a great moment in the Amazon. However, some individuals choose to have different journeys, and this is what we are going to show you here.

 

Things you can learn from the Achuars

This community believes that being a real community is essential, so they understand the meaning of working in groups for a common purpose.

  • All the individuals have a role inside the community, even children, who will be learning from young ages the tasks they will need to perform as they grow up. All of them feel themselves -and make others feel- part of a whole that will satisfy their humble needs only if they work together.

The Achuars do not need to have computers, cellphones, fancy foods or any other things to feel they are loved: they just share their time with other people, and they do care about each other by just being there and doing simple activities in common. This is the most sincere interaction you will find anywhere, and it’s what makes them so special.

Even when our culture and ways to see life are so different, what we have in common with the Achuars are the ideals of peace, love, teaching children to be the future of their community, and learning from those who are older. Their values are strong and they believe in the meaning of family and honor.

 

Volunteering in Kapawi

If you want to spend some months in the jungle helping people to learn English, Kapawi is the right place for you. Your expenses will be really cheap and your help will be highly appreciated by those who work and live in the surrounding areas of the lodge, since they are not rich owners who want more money but just a community of people that wants to have an advantage by giving you a better service in both English and Spanish languages.

The Achuars also want to learn from your customs and the same will happen to you, as their culture is so rich and full of traditions that are almost lost everywhere.

Humanity is a must in Kapawi: discover how to help our people through this website that will give you information about our volunteering programs. And thanks in advance!