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Causes: Environment, Forest Conservation, Natural Resources Conservation & Protection

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: 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

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 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.

Community Stories

44 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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! Sandy

26 Linda Delair

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Pachamama Alliance is changing the dream of the modern world through through their Awakenng The Dreamer Changing The Dream Symposium. http://www.awakeningthedreamer.org Symposium participants come to realize the possibility they have to create the environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling and socially just world we want.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been involved with the Pachamama Alliance as a volunteer for over 3 years. I love the cause: to create an environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling and socially just human presence on the planet as the guiding principle of our time. I honored to be a part!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Pachamama Alliance is working to change the dream for the modern world. And they accomplish this beautifully. They have created Symposiums that leave the audience with an artful blend of reality and hope. Their work could be a major part of saving humanity from destroying itself.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Pachamama Alliance is a group of dedicated people world wide. With a spirit of fun, love and commitment we have made a huge difference in educating people about the environment and our rain forests. We have formed a beautiful relationship with the Achuar, indigenous people of Ecuador.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Pachamama Alliance's mission is to springboard a new dream for the world; a dream that is environmentally sustainable, spiritually fulfilling and socially just for all. This organization is creating a shift in consciousness that results in people making wiser choices that honor the earth, her inhabitants and all her people. They are incredibly well organized and powerful in their unique grassroots approach to educating and inspiring people into action. They have a profound and proactive partnership with the Indigenous in Ecuador whereby merging the voice of the ancient with the voice of the modern to create a sustainable future for our world.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

From it's inception in 1995 the Pachamama Alliance has effectively made a difference in preserving the rain forest in Ecuador. Working with the indigenous Achuar people, an effective campaign was launched that eventually lead to the establishment of a new constitution that gives nature rights. Pachamama's, Awaken the Dreamer Change the Dream symposium continues to awaken attendees to the challenges we face today in the areas of environmental sustainability, social justice and spiritual fulfillment. Throughout the process of the symposium a new possibility for the earth unfolds and the participants leave with a new found commitment and hope for creating a better future. The Pachamama Alliance is one of the most effectively run non-profits, I know.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The Pachamama Alliance has a two-fold mission: to work with indigenous people in Ecuador, to help them preserve their ancestral lands, the rainforest, for the benefit of all of us; and to change, or "awaken" the people in the industrialized world, so that we, too conduct our lives in a way that preserves the health of the planet for all of us. I am particularly moved the soulful quality of all the people around this organization. As a sometime volunteer, it feels like no one lets their ego get in the way, and their work is always fulfilling and fun. They are one of the most effective organizations I have ever had the pleasure of participating with: they have already made a massive impact in helping several Amazon tribes organize themselves as an effective political entity in Ecuador, and have trained over a thousand volunteer workshop leaders in some 15? countries around the globe to deliver their 1/2-day workshop "Awakening the Dreamer, Changing the Dream"

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

When I completed my first "Awakening the Dreamer; Changing the Dream" Symposium, I knew that this was the organization that could make the most difference in the world. The Symposium skillfully demonstrates that environmental sustainability, social justice and spiritual fulfillment -- the very issues that were core in my own life -- are inextricably intertwined and part of a single whole - the possibility for a better life on our planet. I became a volunteer and learned that this understanding has roots in indigenous wisdom. I was moved to go to the Ecuadorian Amazon to learn first-hand about a way of life that has been sustainable for millenia. Pachamama's work in the Amazon (they were instrumental in helping Ecuador be the first nation whose constitution establishes rights for nature) is complemented by the educational work in the "modern" world, a unique and powerful blend.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I joined The Pachamama Alliance to be part of an organization that is making a difference--now. From playing an integral role in Ecuador's adoption of rights for nature in its new constitution to the capacity building that has helped indigenous groups in the Amazon defend and preserve their homeland and way of life, The Pachamama Alliance is truly changing the world.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This organization had brought together so many people going past their mission to preserve the Earth's tropical rainforests and creating a new global vision f equity and sustainability for all. I have had a transformation and my life has been changed forever. I have been able to marry the desires of my heart with right action. They have done so much good and I continue to be hold them in the place closest to my heart.