Our current efforts are centered around the indigenous tribes of Putumayo Region of Southern Colombia. Twelve indigenous tribes inhabit this region, consisting mostly of Sibundoyes, Huitotos, Ingas, Coreguajes, Camsas, Sionas, Cofanes and Paeces tribes. All of them come from deep traditional heritage and hold ancestral wisdom. However they are constantly under threat of encroachment and persecution from armed groups.
This land also boasts a rich biodiversity, including some of the most beautiful woods (teak, mahogany, rosewood, balsa, sandalwood, etc), food (banana, citrus, cassava, avocado, cashew, coffee), tropical forest oils and medicinal plants. The tribes here hold unique and sacred knowledge in regards to safeguarding and working in harmony with this beautifully rich ecosystem. It is imperative that we help preserve their livelihood and culture, and all this land has to offer.
Current Project: Health Brigade
Under the stewardship of Taita Juanito Guilermo Chindoy Chindoy, traditional healer and native to the Inga tribe of the Putumayo region, we are bringing mobile clinics to remote regions that lack access and proximity to health resources.
In these communities, health issues are increasingly prevalent due to pollution from the outside world. We are seeing a surge in issues such as malnutrition, diabetes, liver and kidney diseases, cardiovascular issues, anemia, pulmonary disease, parasites, and the list goes on.
These mobile clinics will provide natural healthcare to these communities, while also imparting health education and awareness to further empower their own self-care. We believe that by helping restore their physical health, these tribes can then garner the strength to further their work in land and culture conservation.
From the words of our liaison to the indigenous tribes, Taita Juanito Chindoy:
We are also preparing for our next project. We are looking to raise funds for the planting of medicinal plants and their ongoing maintenance, on 80 hectares of land within the Amazonian Basin. We will be focusing on native medicinal plants as well as plants that are endangered of extinction.
This project will serve to further our goals in preserving biodiversity and fauna, as well as empowering indigenous peoples and culture, by offering the opportunity for employment and practice of their native agricultural wisdom.
We are very excited about this project and stay tuned for more details!