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Organization Review

Overall Experience: 
EcoSwell is a small-scale but high impact organisation working with local communties in Lobitos, Piura, Peru. As a volunteer you have the opportunity to live and work closely with the team and community while either conducting your own research, establishing a project or working on and developing a current one. Volunteering for EcoSwell is a unique experience unlike any other volunteer programme due to the meaningful and ethical involvement that you have with the organisation and local participants and you also feel highly valued as a member of their team. The Lobitos Verde project, the reforestation scheme that I worked with, started with such a simple idea, but it is continuously expanding and growing like the seedlings that the team at EcoSwell and the families have planted together. Through EcoSwell’s bottom-up, “glocal” approach, they have successfully created a dialogue for entrepreneurship, sparking ideas and a collaborative passion to care for this beautiful town’s environment and people. EcoSwell have an incredibly exciting future ahead of them and I feel proud to be a part of their sustainable vision.