Yurac Yacu

  • Partner: Andean Alliance
  • Began: Deсember 2012
  • Ended: Ongoing

This project is multifaceted with the objective to develop a Community Education and Small Business Center that will provide training and work opportunities for community residents, especially women and children.  The construction of the center is over 75% complete and includes the Early Childhood Education Center, a library/learning center, and the Yurac Yacu Kitchen and Cafe featuring a rooftop terrace.   

The Library/learning center has eight computers with internet connection and hosts computer classes, English Language classes, and a Young Leaders Group.  Installation of an LCD projector has even allowed for a Saturday family movie night.  Continued funding by Sombrilla pays the monthly salary for a local teacher for the pre-school program offered out of the Early Childhood Education Center.  

Remaining areas of the project are construction of an Expedition Services Office, a Community Health and Hygiene Center, and an Artisans Workshop.