I am happy about the interest all feel for the forest.
There was a time when our people were only interested in the cities. Seeing the interest in the plants and in our forests encourages me.
... A school where we could teach our children how to cultivate and use plants is ideal, because our children are our future.
Mateo Italiano Toribo, Machiguenga, Shamans Confederation
We build bridges of understanding and support for equitable sharing of global resources through cross-cultural endeavors connecting NGOs with indigenous community projects that educate people of all ages in traditional wisdom and improve their community's present and future.
The goal of their Amazanga Land Conservation Project's is to purchase land to protect their unique rainforest wilderness in theheadwater country of the Lushin River bordering the Sangay National Park in Pastaza Province of Amazonian Ecuador. >> more
A sustainable living project initiated by GrupoOsanimi to support this important community group which directs its lifeblood to protecting the sacred ancestral lands of its Quechua ancestors and to creating and sustainable community rennaissance projects in the perimeterzone of this great endangered forest. >> more
We are currently seeking funding to support Centro Wanamey's Youth education (8-10 yrs. kids of “Huachi” descent) in the traditional use of medicinal herbs and plants, language preservation (only a handful of elders are currently fluent in this endangered language) and projects which sustain the Centers activities. >> more
Since our founding in 1995 we have completed projects that brought potable water to a Q'eros community of villages in the high Andes, funded cultural heritage workshops in the Manu Biosphere, connected California students with Q'eros school children, supported and carried on the teaching of Don Alejandro, brought traditional Shamans from Peru to the United States, connected California and Q'eros classrooms, and created a traditional medical garden and cultural center at Centro Wanamey in Peru. >>more