Pachamama Alliance

Rating: 4.95 stars   82 reviews


The Presidio Bldg. 1009, 2nd floor 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 all over 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 are 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, towards bringing forth an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling and socially just human presence on this planet. 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  

I have been aware of the Pachamama Alliance's great and important work for years. Finally, recently, at my company's (Powur PBC) first training and business event, I was able to experience the Pachamama Alliance's powerful, cathartic, inforamative healing, and motivational "Awaken the Dreamer" program! Loved it! I would recommend this program for anyone, from anyone walk of life. I hope to host "Awaken the Dreamer" in my town too.

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Rating: 5 stars  

The Pachamama Alliance guided a group of us into the rainforest — and their vision, integrity and care for those of us who visited was phenomenal. Living with the Achuar tribe, experiencing their shaman, and sharing ceremony was a pivotal point in my life.

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Rating: 4 stars  

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I took the awakening the dreamer symposium and it was very inspiring, though difficult to learn what I learned. The information is important for everyone to know, and the facilitators did a good job of leading discussions. It was good to meet other people who are concerned with the state of the world. I would recommend everyone take the symposium.

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Doing the workshop helped encourage me to keep caring about the environment and it's people.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Just do a better job spreading the word and promoting facilitators to host symposiums.

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