Jocotoco Foundation is an Ecuadorian non-governmental organization (NGO), created in 1998 with the objective of protecting areas of critical importance for the conservation of endemic and threatened bird species in Ecuador that are not under the protection of the National System of Protected Areas (SNAP). Jocotoco achieves this goal by acquiring and managing land as biological reserves.
Fundación Jocotoco was founded in September 1998 to protect the habitat of the local species Jocotoco Antpitta - the name "Jocotoco" is an onomatopoeia used by local farmers who recognized this species for its song.
So far, the foundation has established a network of twelve reserves, which together protect around 22 629 hectares. Although these reserves were created to protect the habitats of threatened birds, they also protect flora and fauna associated with these habitats. The foundation has established important relationships with the local communities.
Located in the fishing village of Puerto López, Manabí, Ecuador, Clara Luna is a community organization that provides programming focused on education-based recreational activities for the community, with a focus on children, youth and their families.
Our volunteers run after-school programming at Clara Luna centre, tutor children, teach English, host community reading initiatives and help in other community organizations and projects – all while helping to stimulate an interest in learning. Volunteers come from around the world for varying lengths of time, with the minimum commitment being one month. There are no program fees.
We are a non-profit, non-political, non-denominational organization, funded by the housing fees at the Clara Luna volunteer house and independent donors.
Organic Life was born in 2010 as a hobby of our mother; she started to grow organic vegetables and fruits in our farm located in Amaguaña, just 40 minutes from Quito.
Each day the production increased and one of her friends gave her the idea of opening the door of our garage in Quito and start selling to the neighbors, and that's how our start up began, in our house garage
In 2018 we obtained the organic certificate of Ecuador and the United States granted by QCS and by Agrocalidad for all our products, including eggs, being the first and only producers of certified organic eggs in Ecuador, hormone-free hens, free of antibiotics, and hens free of suffering and stress, since in organic certification, what is most important is animal welfare; thus giving the security to our consumers that our products are totally organic and encouraging so that more people decide to make the change in their lives and join this movement of organic agriculture in Ecuador and worldwide.
You can make your purchases from the comfort of your home directly from our website: www.organiclife.ec