Jascivan Carvalho

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WAPONI is a business incubator aimed at providing small community-based tourism initiatives in Ecuador and Peru with the market access and skills to compete and thrive. These businesses have sustainability at their core, adhere to high standards of environmental and socio-cultural respect, and have tourist and local population involvement/engagement.

The Ukuku Ecolodge will generate a sustainable alternative for the community of Oyacachi (of
120 families), provide alternative employment opportunities that will reduce agriculture-related
environmental damage, help preserve and celebrate local culture and architecture, provide
visitors with authentic, life-enriching travel experiences, and help build cultural understanding.

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The Ukuku Ecolodge will generate a sustainable alternative for the community of Oyacachi (of
120 families), provide alternative employment opportunities that will reduce agriculture-related
environmental damage, help preserve and celebrate local culture and architecture, provide
visitors with authentic, life-enriching travel experiences, and help build cultural understanding.
This new model of community enterprise development will bring benefits to the local economy
through the community's ownership stake, which will grow over time and eventually reach