A few friends and advocates have been asking – “What does my donation go to?” Good question. Here’s the gist..
- Your donation will go towards securing 300 acres of pristine rainforest for the Amazanga people. This land was seized from them in the 1940’s by the Ecuadorian government and *this* is their chance to get it back!
- Your donation will also go towards helping the Amazanga people achieve their vision of developing their natural medicine school in a pristine part the jungle that is accessible to the elders that are the teachers and holders of the forest’s sacred wisdom. In this way, the indigenous people of this part of the Amazon will have a place to truly protect and share their culture, traditions and ancestral wisdom. With such an incredible and accessible forest as its base, the School of Guayusa will be able to host healers, teachers and students from throughout South America and the world, uniting communities and preserving natural healing traditions for future generations.
Another question we’ve been getting is “What’s at Stake?”…
- Without the sufficient funds this land will be sold to a group of investors from Ambato, Tungurahua. This sacred land is under severe threat of gold mining, logging and development. If the land fell to this group then the land would most likely be divided – which is explicitly against the wishes of the Amazanga people.