Pachamama Alliance

Rating: 4.97 stars   66 reviews

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

Mission: 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.
Results: 2013 Accomplishments In the South Indigenous Voices Speak Up for Preservation Provided funding for numerous workshops and assemblies so that indigenous communities of the Ecuadorian Amazon were fully informed about plans for oil development in their lands, and so that their voices calling for territorial preservation were clearly heard. People of Sarayaku Receive Restitution Payment Provided the people of Sarayaku with legal assistance to assert their rights to bind the government of Ecuador to comply with the 2012 favorable ruling by the Inter-American Court for Human Rights. The government paid reparations of more than one million dollars for damage to their land and people, and has committed to cleaning up the more than 3000 pounds of explosives left in their territory. Jungle Mamas Takes Huge Steps in Advancing Safe Motherhood Jungle Mamas trained 20 Achuar women in a community empowerment workshop. The 20 women will provide prenatal coverage to 47 Achuar communities. To date, Jungle Mamas has distributed 100 safe birth kits to women in approximately 30 communities. Impact Analysis Begins for the Southeastern Amazon Provided financial support for a major scholarly study at major Ecuadorian universities to research the impact of two divergent future scenarios in the southeastern Amazon—one of oil development and one of conservation. FP Brings Together Allies for International Workshop on Indigenous Rights Organizations from Bolivia, Peru and Ecuador who work to defend human and environmental rights, came together for an international workshop to explore key issues around prior consultation, right to compensation and socio-environmental monitoring. They also toured environmentally toxic areas polluted by oil spills. Amazon’s First Solar-Powered Transportation Network is Almost Ready After a year of preparation, a groundbreaking system of solar-powered boats and recharge stations covering over 40 miles of rivers in Achuar territory is soon to be completed. 2013 Worldwide Accomplishments Awakening the Dreamer Symposium Reaches 76 Countries. And, Pachamama Alliance developed the Up to Us engagement pathway for people to continue to take action after they have taken a Symposium. We partnered with organizations that are aiming at the root causes of two of the most pressing issues confronting the U.S. today—the corruption of our democracy and climate change. Partners: Move to Amend & Citizen's Climate Lobby. Amazon Journeys: 140 people participated in 10 separate deep-immersion journeys to connect with our indigenous partners in the Ecuadorian Amazon and the spirit of the rainforest itself.
Target demographics: indigenous people of the Amazon rainforest protecting their land and culture from oil exploitation
Geographic areas served: Ecuador and Around the World
Programs: 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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Trustworthy organisation. Caring for our planet. Helping to secure a safer and brighter future for all the peoples and inhabitants
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I trust the Board of Directors that run this organization. I trust Lynn Twist and her staff. These are people who have the gift of seeing the big picture and the ability to raise the vibration in this Universe, which is what we all want at a conscious level.

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After hearing about Pachamama for years, I finally learned about what they do--they are uniting with indigenous peoples in South America to keep the last remaining rainforest in Equador pristine. In addition, they have a number of programs to educate people around the world about how to create a just, sustainable world. This is powerful, important, hope-inspiring work, and the integrity of each of the founders, including Lynn Twist is rock-solid. Thank you Pachamama! I am proud to have donated to your mission today and look forward to becoming more involved.

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My 13 year old son was participating in a study of philanthropy at his school and chose the Pachamama Alliance as the organization he wanted to raise money for. Their passion for the environment and for the rights of indigenous peoples really impressed him. What really impressed me is the integrity of the organization, the vision and mission statement of helping to create a world that is spiritually fulfilling, just, sustainable and works for EVERYONE. The recognition that the indigenous people of this world have so much to teach us in the western world, and the training programs that help us take a look at our own worldview are revolutionary in the best possible way. The Pachamama Alliance is at the forefront of those who are literally saving the planet. I was happy that my son was able to raise almost $900 to help them achieve that goal. We will continue to donate and will be involved with this organization for a long time.

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I think Pachamama is a phenomenal organization. They have created a wonderful training to get people engaged in making a difference. Everyone should go through their Awakening The Dreamer workshop. I've met great people who are highly committed, smart and who take action.

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Great people doing great work for the sake of humanity and the planet!

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Commitment to serving the protection and salvation of Life from the heart - true intelligence, Right Action. I am thankful.

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This is excellent and I meet many passionate people there.

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I truly enjoyed my summer interning with The Pachamama Alliance. Not only are the people very passionate about their work, but it creates a motivational setting to encourage others to understand the work that they do. This is an organization that I continue to follow even after I finished my internship!

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Interning at The Pachamama Alliance was one of the most rewarding things I have done. The passion and dedication that everyone has at the organization is inspiring.

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