We have chosen a name which represents our purpose and the feeling behind the work we do in Ecuador. It is based on an ancient Incan proverb “the eagle and the condor” which has been interpreted to mean exactly what is in our hearts and minds.
“The eagle flies to the north in pursuit of matters of the mind; science, technology, medicine, innovation. The condor flies to the south in pursuit of matters of the heart; spirituality, love, nature, intuition.”
Only when the two fly together can the fullness of our existence be reached. According to the prophecy it is now the time for the two birds to fly together.
“If the Eagle and the Condor fly together in the same skies as equals, as they dance, play, laugh, and mate together, there is the possibility to restore balance to the planet.”
– From the interpretation of the prophecy by Balance Edutainment
eagleYcondor unites veterinary and creative arts volunteers to bring animal healthcare and educational resources to children in Ecuador. Our culturally sensitive projects are designed to inspire and empower future generations to continue this transformative work.
Otavalo is a town in the Andean highlands in the Imbabura province of northern Ecuador known for its indigenous craft markets. . Our work is centered in the Mojanda region; a beautiful area, surrounded by volcanos, rich with breathtaking landscapes, birds, plants and farm animals. It is inhabited by indigenous people of Quechuan descent and Ecuadorians of mixed European descent. The predominant language is Spanish. The people of Mojanda are extremely poor farmers, construction workers or craftsmen who work tirelessly to provide for their very large families.
Casa Mojanda Inn is a stunning Andean organic eco-farm and Inn in Otavalo, Ecuador. Casa Mojanda operates on a firm commitment to the principles and practices of eco-tourism and it was designed to have a minimally intrusive impact on local ecosystem and culture. Casa Mojanda has been the location for our volunteer housing, meals and transportation throughout many of our projects in the area.
the Otavalo city center, and the famous Crafts Market La Plaza de los Ponchos. It is a perfect location to visit all of the must-see sit
es in the area, including Peguche waterfall, the town of Cotacachi (famous for leather goods), Cuicocha Lake, Iluma’n and Ibarra, the capital city of the province. Angel and Jorge, our wonderful hosts, took care of our every need and we were captivated by the beautiful gardens and their personal touch during our visit. Loma Tika has room for large and small groups and families.
Riolindo Coffee Lodge was our home during our trip to the Intag region. The Coffee Lodge is a few minutes from the town of Cuellaje, surrounded by spectacular native forest and acres of organic coffee. It is the perfect place to begin your exploration of this beautiful region of Ecuador, and the coffee is only the beginning.