Urgent support for shipibo tribe, covid and dengue

Dear kushi friends,

the shipibo people and other Indigenous communities in the Amazon are suffering intensely with poor access to healthcare and medical supplies.

Our Shipibo family in Pucallpa is overwhelmed as many elders are dying, the hospitals are closed, and oxygen tanks are selling for over 1,000 USD - a cost that is especially prohibitive for people already living in poverty who have been without work for several months now (due to quarantine). The  shipib artisans of the shipibo villaeg o of san francisco and san jose have lost their relatives, visionary artists and musicians that been supporting the community and inspiring the young generation.

The family is caring for many sick people in their community still, and are in need of medical supplies - these include medicines, sanitizer and medicinal plants for traditional vapor bath treatments. This is an emergency fundraiser to try to get them these needed supplies in this time of crisis. This fundraiser will also go toward providing basic essentials and food for community members in need at the discretion of the artisans.

Adelina Maldonado Agustin a shipibo leader of the women artisans woman in her village, has been working with this 2 communities of shipibo family since 2011 since then has been working to develop a market for their beautiful artwork, traditional embroidery works. chonon kate is the daughter of adelina and they are member of this big shipibo family.

We recognize that this is a difficult time for many of us, but your generosity is very appreciated.

Thank you! kushi Irake!


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chonon kate Macgowan 
Fort Collins, CO
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