Minga: communitary work

In Ñuca Huasi (“Our Home” in Quichua) in the foothills of the Volcano Chimborazo in Ecuador, the community continues the tradition of “mingas”. This tradition of community work goes back to pre-colombian époques and is based upon voluntary work, the expectation of which is solidarity and reciprocity. In modern times as such qualities are being lost, it is most refreshing to see that this voluntary work remains in many Latin American communities where cooperation, solidarity and reciprocity are still present.


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"Whatever you can find" is an architectural workshop, with communitary participation, from the Catholic University from Quito.
EcoSur network supports this workshop in Santa Rita community, near Archidona, Ecuador.

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