The community of Masatepe is said to be split 50/50 amongst its urban and rural populations. The rural segment of the economy consists mainly of subsistence and small-scale farming, whereas the urban center consists more of micro enterprises in the areas of carpentry and artisanal products.
We own a farm that was purchased with the vision to use it as a drug and alcohol rehab center. Here, we currently have a chicken farm with 1,000 chickens, as well as pigs, and a wide variety of fruits and vegetables. As Farm Champion, you will help develop the farm to a sustainable place. You will help grow and expand the production of the farm, as well as pour into our existing staff. You will come up with continued and creative ways to involve the participants of the rehab program in the work and life of the farm. You will work with local partners to spark transformation in the community of Masatepe, through what the farm has to offer.
Special skills needed:
Experience in agricultural and environmental work, passion for community development, creativity, teachability, humble leadership, and fluency in Spanish.