Kichwa community in Tena, Ecuador Seeks Help

Hello friends, this is Jaiko. I hope you are doing ok. I know everyone is asking money and everyone needs money, and none of us can help everybody but my Kichwa friends, indigenous people in the amazon, Tena, Ecuador is seeking immediate help. If you have the means to do so ANY small contribution is much appreciated!  Corona virus has taken this already poverty stricken region's problems to another level. They need fund for basic cleaning supplies, food, making their own traditional medicine, and other necessities. I will be responsible for collecting money here and sending it to them via Western Union, since that is the easiest way for them to receive your gift.  Below is a letter from Benji Mamallacta Alva(https://news.mongabay.com/2017/05/what-would-you-do-if-you-had-natures-pharmacy-in-your-backyard/?fbclid=IwAR0qDktb5zaPrchcn51q7X_7C1ggiZlTJ5kiGdpgPJ3oJ_sAuTSXUr2kUSQ). And this is a YouTube video of a French documentary Mamallacta family was featured in, you get to witness young Don Casimillo Mamallacta (Pictured in the campaign photo) hunting in the jungle with his blowing arrow at 22mins in. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4jfhUL8LwY&t=3149s

NCESTRAL NATURAL MEDICINE TO AVOID THIS PANDEMIC (CORONA VIRUS-COVID-19) AMAZONIA NAPO TENA. The goal of our Kichwa family from the TAMIA YURA community is to rescue nature, as well as the hereditary traditions and customs of our people. We want to live in harmony with nature as our ancestors have done for centuries with ancient medicine plants and We are trying to establish our environment where humans and nature can live in harmony and can demonstrate that it is possible to maintain biodiversity and demonstrate to others communities the benefits of our efforts. Our main activity is tourism and conservation now since this pandemic (Corona Virus) appeared around the world and it should be emphasized now we already have people infected with this virus that is increasing day by day in our town center, city of Tena, given that We are not doing tourism work in our community, which is our source of economic income, so we need support for people of good will who help us with basic food and utensils such as pots to prepare ancestral natural medicines and thus To avoid contagions in our populated center and people who live on our margins of the community, we should inform you that we have medicinal gardens in our community and a botanical garden with 30 more used and common species found in the plots. In addition we are quarantined for 1 month our families and people around us no longer have provisions to support, of course we have products from the area but it is not every day there are many that are seasonal we also cannot do animal hunting to feed since it is located within our conservation area and this area is also our only source of tourist entrepreneurship work, for this reason we request that you help us with the donation of cleaning supplies, basic food and kitchen utensils. that will serve for the hygiene, daily feeding of our most vulnerable people in our community.

With the money raised we will be able to afford:
• COOKING MATERIALS 1. STEEL POTS FOR MEDICINAL PLANTS 2 (SIZE 50) 2. GLASS PACKAGES TO KEEP THE MEDICINE IN BARK (100 UNITS) 3. PLASTIC CONTAINERS TO DONATE THE MEDICINE (600ML) QUANTITY 1000 CONTAINERS. • PURCHASE OF USEFUL TOILET KITS • ELECTRIC MILL FOR SHREDDING LEAVES, SEEDS. • ELECTRICAL SCALE (TO WEIGH LEAVES AND BARKS) • JUG TO MEASURE ML • TEE BAG

Donations

  • Kelly Clark 
    • 10 $ 
    • 9 d
  • Folk Medicine 
    • 1,000 $ 
    • 18 d
  • Anonymous 
    • 2,000 $ 
    • 19 d
  • zuzana moysova 
    • 50 $ 
    • 24 d
  • Anonymous 
    • 20 $ 
    • 2 mos
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Organizer

Jaiko Suzuki 
Organizer
New York, NY
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