Pachamama Alliance

Rating: 4.97 stars   66 reviews

Issues: Environment

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 protect 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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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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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.

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

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