EcoSwell are a sustainable development non-profit (NGO) driving the development of poor Peruvian coastal communities through a path of sustainability, improving the quality of life of their inhabitants. EcoSwell develop educational, infrastructure, environmental, social and economic productivity projects working hand in hand with local communities and with international volunteers and interns. They take a "shared value" approach, working with the private, public, academic sectors and other NGO's, to come up with relevant and lasting sustainable solutions. Our approach towards sustainability consists of three pillars:
- Nature conservation;
- Social justice; and
- Economic well-being for all.
We are currently operating in the coastal northern town of Lobitos, a surfing hotspot which has seen an increase in an uncontrolled tourism over the last 15 years. As a result of the town's lack of infrastructure, lack of communication between stakeholders and lack of integrated development programmes, this tourism is giving rise to various environmental, social and economic risks to the town's long terms sustainability and wellbeing. We are working to change this through a variety of projects from distinct disciplines, but we need all the help we can get.
For a list of our day-to-day activities our volunteers help us with, visit: http://www.ecoswell.org/volunteer-activity.html
For a list of our projects, our interns work on, visit: http://www.ecoswell.org/projects.html