We are an organized community located only an hour from the north of Quito in the parish of Calacalí, the community is in the cloud forest at an altitude of 2650 m.a.s.l. We are a group of people committed to the development of sustainable economic alternatives. For many years we have worked with a view to improving our quality of life through managing our natural resources. We have developed different sustainable activities including community tourism, through which we have met lots of people and shared our vision.
In 1995 our community started to get organized through a conservation project. We were supported by different NGOs and implemented different activities like organic vegetable gardening, handicrafts, tree nurseries, a cheese factory and jam making business. In the year 2000 we formed our community corporation.
After 18 years of working in conservation and in harmony with the environment, Quito city council denominated the zone as an area of conservation and sustainable use.