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A Day in Chuya Yaku | Nourish International

July 27, 2014 | Posted in Cornell, Ecuador, UPenn | By

One of our projects, the planting of the garden, takes place in a school called Chuya Yaku.  This school is situated deeper into the jungle, 2 hours away from Puyo. We decide to spend the night in Cuya Yaku because I gets very difficult to go back and forward from both locations. The Chuya Yaku community were very welcoming and hospitable; they cooked for us, gave us a plece to sleep, and helped us make progress with the garden and the green house.

This is a picture of the cooking area in their hut. The program provided them with the ingredients to cook for us while we stayed in their community. We had a root vegetable soap and sweet plantain. We enjoyed it!

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This next picture is showing an energy tea made with guayusa leaf– indigenous drink this tea at 4:00am at least once a week:

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We decided to buy hammocks to sleep in during the night. I can attest that sleeping in a hammock will be some of the most comfortable moments of your life. The right sized hammock and the correct hanging angle can make your sleeping experience in hammocks quite rewarding =)

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At about 3:45am we were woken up by a roster…it was the funniest moment! At that time, all we wanted was to find the nearest machete and get rid of that roster. Lol

We all had a great time together in Chuya Yaku( Ellie, Caterina, Jehireh, Devan, Brandon, and I).

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