At Conscious.Capital, the blending conservation and sustainable ecotourism is one of our favorite new models in impact business.

Finca Gualiva is a 12.5 acre farm located roughly 1.5 hours out of Bogota, Colombia. By simultaneously being operated as a vacation rental and small-scale, high quality cocoa and coffee growing operation, Finca Gualiva showcases a new model of sustainable agriculture, in which los campesinos, or those who work the land, participate in both the ownership of and profits from the property.

As Colombia is effectively shut out from direct access to global capital markets (all foreign funds must arrive in Colombian Pesos or US Dollars), there is a massive opportunity in Colombia to promote sustainable tourism and larger sustainable farming operations – while at the same time, helping to protect some of the most biodiverse parts of Colombia from encroaching oil and mining multinationals.

 

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