BENEFITING: Living Waters for the World
EVENT DATE: Mar 21, 2014
The goal is to travel to Bahia de Caraquez in Ecaudor to help the local community by working on reforestation and helping them develop more efficient and sustainable farming techniques.
Bahia de Caraquez is a coastal community that was gravely affected by El Niño in 1997 and a devastating earthquake in 1998. Following these natural disasters, local environmental groups re-envisioned Bahia as an ‘Eco-City’ and the populace has since placed a growing emphasis to manage the city and surrounding areas in a sustainable manner. Western Ecuador as a region has suffered some the world’s worst rates of deforestation.