Educational Tours

Have you ever wanted to see where Fair Trade begins? Are you interested in visiting artisans personally and see how they have been impacted by Fair Trade? Would you like to see a foreign country in an exciting new way that incorporates tourist excursions with education about Fair Trade?

Each year, Minga offers an educational tour for Fair Trade enthusiasts and socially conscious travelers to Ecuador and Peru to learn about Fair Trade in a unique way. Through traveling with Minga’s founder and other staff, you will have the chance to meet and work with familyowned businesses and artisans producing jewelry, clothing and other artisan goods. Participants will be involved first-hand in helping with new product acquisition & design, artist promotion and quality control.

During this trip, you will be challenged to learn, grow, and actively participate in the development of Fair Trade on the producer side. The tour is strenuous as each day will be filled with various opportunities, new experiences, and experiential learning. You will need to be in good health, have an open mind, and maintain a flexible attitude to take advantage of this distinct opportunity. Part of Minga’s mission is to make culturally diverse education as affordable and safe as possible. Trip includes ground transportation, and accommodations. Minga offers two trips lasting between twelve and fifteen days during January and July of each year.

If you are interested in taking advantage of this exciting and unique opportunity to participate and learn about Fair Trade directly at its source, please click here.

Tour Application

If you would like to apply to participate in our educational tour, click here and fill out the Educational Tour Application Form.

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