Adventure Tags: Public Service
Argentina is famous for its cosmopolitan capital Buenos Aires, tango, the Gaucho cowboys − and its beef! But since the late 90′s, when the currency crashed, it has suffered from extreme poverty, especially in rural areas. Close to the famous Iguazu waterfalls in the north, there are many indigenous communities trying to sustain themselves while holding onto their ancestors` traditions as they struggle to adapt to modern western life. As with indigenous peoples the world over, their traditional habitat in the sub-tropical forest is either being removed or closed off to them, often to make way for forestry, five star hotels, and more. This program involves voluntary work with the Guaraní community to help the social and cultural development of the indigenous community members as well as improve local employment opportunities.