Meet Alejandro and Agostina, owners of Mashpi Chocolate Farm. They’ve committed their lives to rebuilding their land, an agroforestry reserve high in the Ecuadorian cloud forest. Once depleted of its minerals and wildlife by poor farming practices, Alejandro and Agostina are deeply committed
Michelle is a cook, food writer, public health nutritionist and advocate for the traditional foods and ingredients of the Andes. She has partnered with OXFAM, Heifer International and the United Nations to name a few, to become a voice for nutrition in Ecuador.
Meet Felipe Segovia and Lorena Perez. They founded Paqocha in 2006 to bring together their love for the land of central Ecuador with their indigenous, Quechua roots. Paqocha (Quechua for Alpaca), was one of the first initiatives in Ecuador to restore alpacas to the region.
Runa Tupari is a community-based tour operator in the Cotacachi region of Ecuador that helps create additional income and jobs for families in rural areas through sustainable, educational and traditional homestays.