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    Sonrisa Boutique Hotel

    Project #1

    Echo, Parrots and People
    Since 2010, the local NGO Echo has dedicated itself to rehabilitation, preservation and research of the Yellow Shouldered Amazon Parrots and its native forest primarily through nature education for children, starting at the age of 4.

    Project #2

    Echo, Parrots and People’s Anti-Poaching Project works to reduce the social acceptability of the poaching of wild parrots for the local and international pet trade by educating people about the vulnerable status of their local parrots.

    Project #3

    Sea Turtle Conservation Bonaire’s mission is to ensure that Bonaire’s sea turtles have a secure future, and to connect people to sea turtle conservation in ways that inspire caring for nature.
    In addition, STCB organizes several craft workshops for the young people of Bonaire each year.

    Initiatives Supported

    All the needs are current as of May 14, 2024
    Note: Location is approximated. If you see a lodging that is misplaced or missing, please contact us .
    Sonrisa Boutique Hotel

    Listed on this page are the specific needs requested by the community project(s) so you can choose exactly what to pack for a purpose and express your gratitude to the local community with the supplies you take them. If you prefer, you may reach out directly to them to inquire about items which may be available for purchase locally. Arranging visits to community projects is beyond the scope of our mission. If you wish to visit a project, contact the participant and they can let you know what is possible.

    Candy and balloons are not on the needs list as they are harmful for the children and the environment for the following reasons:
    • Few of the children benefiting from these projects have access to toothpaste, toothbrushes, or a dentist. The candy promotes cavities.
    • The balloons once they become deflated are a choking hazard for local wildlife.

    Instead of taking candy or balloons, use that space for additional requested supplies, as they are priceless.