BENEFITING: Children Of The Andes Humanitari
Children of the Andes Humanitarian (COTAH) operates a private school, UECIB Saminay-El-Legado, 23 kilometers from Otavalo, Ecuador. We serve youth from five, indigenous mountain villages that otherwise would have no secondary education. We are developing a sustainable agricultural and livestock project to provide learning opportunities for our students, job skills training, food for the school, and revenue to pay for school operating costs. The farm will include goats, alpacas, chickens, cows, and guinea pigs. Students will care for these animals during the day, but a permanent caretaker is required for the evening. There is an old house on the property that can provide housing for a caretaker and his family but it needs repairs. Donations will be used to repair the house.