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Azuluna Ecolodge a model of socio-environmental management.... a model of social justice

Who have said that is not possible to work with Social Justice??....

Azuluna Ecolodge is an example because it is not only looking for the economical profits but the social and environmental, too.

Yes, Azuluna Ecolodge is a private company so has to get profits as any other business, but what makes the difference?...

Its economical management combines criteria of social and supportive economy:

• Azuluna Ecolodge is supporting the development of the local economy through the practice of "fair trade" through the purchase of:

- organic coffee served in our restaurant as planted and processed by "Agroartesanal Association of Coffee Producers Intag River-Imbabura Province";
- the marketing of the artesan crafts sold in our Reception desk boutique as created by the Association of Families in Rocafuerte-Manabi Province;
- the purchase of biodegradable cleaning products used throughout this Eco-Lodge as made and supplied by a micro family business from Manta-Manabi Province;
- among others.

• In addition, about 10% of your accommodation costs at Azuluna Ecolodge are used to support different development projects in nearby Las Tunas Village in particular, sharing efforts with the Fundación Reto Internacional; two classrooms, a daycare, a retaining wall have been built for different local schools, 6 teenagers are supported with educational scholarships, among other local social projects.

Its environmental criterion... Azuluna Ecolodge has built its cabins built with ecologically sustainable materials, such as: wood, bamboo and cade (tagua palm leaf); waste management practices of reducing, reusing, recycling and composting.

Azuluna Ecolodge is an example of socio-environmental management, its beautiful natural construction blossoms more when it is evident those little big details in its decoration and good taste; inside the cabins there are hand painted murals which go in harmony with the interior decoration and the natural environment; in addition, each cabin has a gorgeous view of the ocean and the Ahorcado island.

This harmony, color, tranquility, and feeling of happiness that Azuluna Ecolodge inspires, it is evident in the whole staff, which does its work with lots of care, dedication, professionalism, high quality and excellent cordiality.

How is this possible in just one place?...., it is possible when a part of being environmentally friendly, social responsibility and justice are accomplished as well; the Azuluna Ecolodge staff is well treated, the 10% service tax goes divided equally for every employee; they receive fair salaries; they are not seen as inferiors or neither out of the proposal; bonuses have been created regarding the staff empowerment.

Azuluna Ecolodge seeks to actively support local economic development in all its practices!
There are still some hidden paradises for discovering....one of them, for sure is.... ¡Azuluna Ecolodge.... Paradise in the South of Manabi - Ecuador!.

Ciudadela 12 de Octubre, Comuna las Tunas
Puerto Lopez - Manabi
Phones: 1 700-AZULUNA / 05 234-7093 / 05 234-7035 / 02 241-0756
Fax: 02 240-6533
Celulars: 09 9951 0542 (claro) / 09 8371-5281 (movi)
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www.azuluna-ecuador.com

AZULUNA ECOLODGE.... a model of Social Justice!!

Why we say "social justice" and not social responsibility?

It is important for us, who have initiated a business entrepreneurship in spaces where we were not born or have not lived since young ages, to thank, and look for ways to reward local people for their generosity, kindness and care given everyday.....in other words: for opening their communities and share with us their social-natural environment.

The fact that some people in our society were not able to achieve a good economic situation, the fact that some people were not able to have access to education, etc., and that they are forced to sell their labor power, that does not make them inferiors; it is just the result of the social-historical structures which have created these differences.

For this and other social justice reasons, we do not have to please ourselves just creating some jobs; we have to find ways of social and supportive economy which will benefit local development as assuming certain community responsibilities, regarding to improve living conditions for locals who share the same space where we have created our business entrepreneurships.

That is why, as a social audit, Azuluna Ecolodge working together with Reto Internacional Foundation and different international organizations such as secondary schools and universities; share with you some of the community projects generated in the past 6 years:

Year

Project

Direct Beneficiary

2006

Construction of a classroom for kids with disabilities

15 boys/girls. Puerto López County

2006

Construction of a classroom

75 students. 12 de Octubre School - 12 de Octubre Neighborhood

2007

Donation of two water pumps

Kindergartens: Mi Bebé-Los 2 Ríos and Chiquititos-Puerto López

2007

Donation of school backpacks

200 students. Las Tunas Community

2007

Donation of 25 school desks

13 de Diciembre High School - Las Tunas

2008

Construction of a classroom INFA

30 kids - Las Tunas

2008

Construction of a lifeguard tower

Inhabitants and tourist of 12 de Octubre neighborhood

2008

Maintenance, signs and parasols- El Rocío Trail

Machalilla Community and tourists

2009

Construction of a retaining wall

12 de Octubre School and Community

2009

Donation of 1 water pump

90 kids. Doctor Camilo Gallegos Domínguez School - Puerto Rico Community

2009

Construction of a fence

90 kids. Doctor Camilo Gallegos Domínguez School - Puerto Rico Community

2009

Maintenance and painting of the sea front

Las Tunas Community

2009

Donation and planting native plants

Las Tunas Community

2009

Donation of school desks and whiteboards

Doctor Camilo Gallegos Domínguez School - Puerto Rico Community

2009

Fence around the yard

Machalilla Kindergarten

2010

Renovation of an office

Las Tunas Eco - Club

2010

Renovation manglar trail

Las Tunas Community and tourists

2010

Donation of garbage cans and a water pump

Camilo Gallegos Primary School and Colegio 13 de Diciembre High School

2010

Maintenance of school desks

12 de Octubre School

2010

Construction of a classroom

12 de Octubre School

2010

Construction of a classroom (first part)

13 de Diciembre High School

2010

Construction of a cafeteria

13 de Diciembre High School

2010

Painting classrooms

13 de Diciembre High School

2010

Finishing construction of restrooms

Doctor Camilo Gallegos School

2011

Maintenance of school desks

Doctor Camilo Gallegos School

2011

Construction of the waiting area

Public Clinic - Las Tunas Community

2011

Donation of an air-conditioning

Felicísimo López School – Salango Community

2011

Renovation of a classroom floor

12 de Octubre School

2008-2012

Painting and maintenance of some classrooms

Some communities

2012

Renovation of a classroom

Felicísimo López School – Salango Community

2012

Renovation of a classroom

13 de Diciembre High School

2012

Painting a classroom and planting some fruit trees

24 de Mayo School – Ayampe Community

2009-1012

Sponsoring 8 kids (boys and girls) at the school

8 students and families - Las Tunas Community

 

Azuluna Ecolodge.... a model of socio-environmental management and an example of social justice!
Perla del Pacifico Sur Award for "Best Management Practices in Sustainable Tourism 2011"
Mention of Honor 2012: "Good Practices in Sustainable Tourism and Support to Community", GAD Puerto López
Selected as one of the 35 Economic and Romantic Paradises in South America, Chile Enviajes, 2014

Ciudadela 12 de Octubre, Comuna las Tunas
Puerto Lopez - Manabi
Phones: 1 700-AZULUNA / 05 234-7093 / 05 234-7035 / 02 241-0756
Fax: 02 240-6533
Celulars: 09 9951 0542 (claro) / 09 8371-5281 (movi)
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
www.azuluna-ecuador.com

 

 

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