SALANGO

Salango- Ecuador

The Ecuadorian coast ready for historical memory and archaeological research.

 


 


"Being able to show our home as a possibility for the recognition of our work makes us continue in this process of recognizing ourselves as agents of change in our beloved Salango"

What is the project about?

Salango is an ancestral community located in the province of Manabí, Puerto López canton, within the Machalilla National Park. It is a community rich in natural and cultural resources, with forms of coexistence and social organization of the Manta Wuankavilca, being people who have demonstrated their aptitude for sun and beach tourism and sighting of humpback whales in June and November, thus providing exotic island landscapes and Coastal maritime for lovers of flora, fauna, archeology, folklore and eco-sports. It also has 70% women and 30% immersed men working in the touristic activity, which began from the year 2000.

In the same way, the nationality of the foreign visitors that arrive the most to this community are: France, the United States, Canada, Peru and Argentina, while at a national level they are from: Quito, Cuenca, Guayaquil and Manta.

Among the needs to improve in the community are: sewage, drinking water, training guides and marketing, in addition to the problem of lack of signage and its respective maintenance. However, despite these limitations, this community presents food service through a restaurant with capacity for 80 people and an average cost of $ 10, as well as accommodation services, with capacity of 11 rooms with average cost of $ 15, guidance, nature tourism, archeological, community, ancestral and gastronomic.

 

How is VSocial involved in the project?

The VSocial Foundation supports this initiative by bringing the international market closer to this project, bringing German and French tourists to generate sustainability of the project. In addition, we generate possibilities for tourist product improvements and organizational strengthening.  We also work with them for the generation of Community Tourism certification.

 

What impact does the commitment have?

It directly supports 15 families directly.

 

 *All data were determined with best knowledge and conscience on the basis of existing data sets, direct information from the partners and empirical values.

Support Salango directly with your donation*!

* After you have sent us your details, we will contact you to organize the donation process with you. Soon there will be the possibility to donate by Paypal or credit card.

Our donation account at Commerzbank Recipient: viSozial e.V.
IBAN: DE 527 008 000 008 560 894 00
BIC: DRESDEFF700
Account number: 856089400Bank
code: 700 800 00



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