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Pachamama Alliance

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The Presidio Bldg. 1009, Ground Level P.O. Box 29191 San Francisco CA 94129 USA


To empower indigenous people of the Amazon rainforest to preserve their lands and culture and, using insights gained from that work, to educate and inspire individuals everywhere to bring forth a thriving, just and sustainable world.


For nearly 20 years, we have worked with the indigenous people of the South-Central region of the Ecuadorian Amazon Basin. During this time, our indigenous partners have successfully resisted all attempts to drill oil in their territory. However, our indigenous partners have requested that we change the "dream of the modern world," shift our relationship to the Earth and its resources, so that the threat of oil exploitation in the Amazon disappears. So, for the past 10 years, we have delivered educational programs to thousands of participants, helping them awaken to the needs of our time, and become inspired to take action for a just and sustainable future.

Target demographics:

Indigenous people of the Amazon rainforest, and pro-activist leaders from all over the world

Geographic areas served:

Ecuador and Around the World


We provide funding for numerous workshops and assemblies so that indigenous communities of the Ecuadorian Amazon are fully informed about plans for oil development in their lands, and so that their voices calling for territorial preservation were clearly heard. Our program Jungle Mamas improves maternal & family health in Achuar communities by providing Clean Birth Kits and educational workshops on birthing practices, and neonatal health. Jungle Mamas also builds composting toilets to maintain healthy water for communities. Our Awakening the Dreamer Symposium wakes up individuals everywhere to how the way we live impacts the whole world around us, including the Amazon rainforest. Our Up to Us engagement pathway provides opportunities for Symposium participants to continue to take action to create a world where our indigenous partners no longer have to struggle to keep their rainforest home safe.

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Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

Pachamama Alliance is beautifully and actively increasing awareness in the general public, as well as facilitating great and positive change for the indigenous people, the ecology, and greater planet as a whole! I am proud to be a follower! I am relieved a group like this exists and is working on the behalf of us all!
Thank Pachamama Alliance! Keep up the good work!

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We are one with Earth!
Somos uno con la Tierra!

Yes we can.
Si se peude.

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I was an early traveler with Pachamama Alliance in 1999 and a follower of their work ever since. The trip to the retreat center in the midst of the Achuar was one of the most enjoyable and instructive I have ever been on. The work they are doing to protect the environment and the way of life of the indigenous is fantastic. They are a focussed and efficient way to make a difference in this world.

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Pachamama alliance has given me hope and so much more. Their vision is inspiring and motivating. They aren't able to paint a big picture of all that is wrong with the world and offer clear solutions. I would recommend their lectures and symposiums to anyone.

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Pachamama Alliance has given me hope for our global future. When the world seems to be spinning out of control, I see people who are committed to saving the planet and her inhabitants working intelligently and compassionately. thank you

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This is a great nonprofit that gets people to work from where they are to change lives for the better all over the world

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Pachamama Alliance is continually providing me with inspiration for my fledgling Nature program for kids.
Living in Zimbabwe there are daily reminders of how disconnected the majority of people are with Mother Earth and what She provides for us free. Unfortunately children tend to copy the example their parents' set. I would like to pass on the reverence for nature I have and which the Pachamama community is reteaching to the World

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Pachamama Alliance inspires me daily with their posts. Their commitment to global sustainability is unwavering. Their call to serve resounds with love and strength, encouraging each of us to greater awareness.

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Pachamama Alliance has given me the dream that we can all co create together a world that is economically sustainable, socially just and spiritually fulfilling for everyone. I am in love with this dream.

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Their integrity reflects in the work they do connecting communities with the sacredness of our Mother Earth. They do it because they care and it shows. I appreciate all that they do and represent. I'm grateful for a non-profit that makes a difference in people lives. Thank you Pachamama alliance! Together we're creating a brighter future. Infinite love

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