Letter from our President
Upon celebrating the 25th anniversary of Fundación Pachamama, emotions, moments, places, and stories come to my mind; most of them fantastic, which take place in the Amazon for the most part, as well as others that take place in the country, in the region, and in the world.
During this period, we have been part of commanding and significant achievements for the rights of Amazonian communities and nature; together with indigenous organizations, academics, unions, lawyers, and politicians. We have developed projects that respond to challenges that extractive activities pose, creating economic opportunities for the indigenous families that protect ancestral territories and the living forest.
I am happy for the 25 years to come because I can picture forests preserved and restored, healthy river systems, jaguars and boas roaming forests and rivers, and together with them, powerful and protective spirits present. I dream of happy communities full of celebrations with yuca chicha, mokawas full of plantains, and maito. I see vanilla, morete, guayusa, and cacao products on the racks of the world generating income for families. I see children playing in the clean rivers. I can feel the early mornings of guayusa and interpretations of intact, immovable, and invincible dreams.
President of Fundación Pachamama