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Last night the team was taking rest in Otavalo. Today they started traveling towards Borbón where they will jump into the canoe to “sail up” to the river and start the medical visits. So, meanwhile they are on the canoe here we want to introduce you to the “crew” of the year.


Luz García Mingo, 27 years old, from Madrid. She is the only no medical member this year and she takes care of sanitary. She works on purifying and reuse of residual water. On her Side B she is a swing dancer amateur


Paloma Benito, 48 years old. Nurse from Salamanca. She’ve been always with the UVI except for 7 years that she worked for 112. She collaborates with Friends of Cayapas from some years now. “I was in the river two years ago and I am coming back with much excitement”


Patricia Martínez Pérez, 31 years old. Nurse and Doctor (Family R2 ). “I was in Nicaragua some years ago helping out with an NGO and I want to do it again”



Margot Horcajadas, 23 years old. From Toulouse (France). Nurse from July 2015. “The Humanitarian Aid is a Project I am very interested so, I am looking forward to this trip in Ecuador”

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María González Esteban, Special Services Nurse in Madrid. From Salamanca. It is the first time she goes to the Americas and she is happy it is for a experience like this one. Girl Scout that loves photography “The camera is my eyes so I don’t forget”

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Santiago Ramos, 36 years old. Pharmacist from La Palma, in Canary Islands. He loves music, jazz specifically, he is a mountain runner and a swimmer. He will enjoy the river!


Alvaro Veiga Vaz, 25 years old. Galician living in Salamanca. R2 in Hematology. A happy men.


Anne Brazeilles, 38 years old. From Toulouse (France). She has two children and travelled all around South America with the family for a year. She was so in love with the culture and the people that “this proyect allows me to expand my professional and personal experiences in this part of the world”.


Carmen Gámez, 25 years old. Pharmacist in Málaga. “I did before some voluntary work but this is the first time I am helping with International Cooperation. So, I am thrill to see how the experience is”

Jose Angel

José Ángel Martín Oterino, better known as our loved “Ote”. 51 years old, Internist Doctor in Salamanca. He is part of Friends of Cayapas Crew from the beggining as Treasurer. As he says: “Till the end with Cayapas!”

Maria Cerro

María Cerro, Endocrinologst Doctor in Salamanca. From Extremadura. Lively and adventure spirit she will turn 32 years old in the Cayapas, celebrating life…”In evey momento I find amazing people and unforgetable places. I am sure in the Cayapas will be the same. Looking forward to it!”