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Pachamama Alliance

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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

14 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

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Pachamama Alliance appeared on my Facebook page with so much serendipity. I realised the work they were doing and educating people about was my calling. The resources for the two courses I have done were awesome. They have helped me feel connected to a greater good and have helped me on my journey to help others. I look forward to being involved with this them into the future.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Pachamama Alliance is active on the front lines in the Amazon to support indigenous people in saving their home - the Amazon rainforest. They also develop innovative programs that reunite people with their natural origins and empower them to take action in the world. The Pachamama Alliance is an active and innovative organization making a difference for all of us on the planet.

1 Nirmal H.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I've been a supporter for 15 years and have never regreted it. I think they practice what they preach. The message is represented in the name.

1 Michelle319

General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

I follow the work of Pachmama Alliance mainly through their Facebook page, which I find informative and unbiased with excellent colourful photos. This page does an excellent job of informing a wide audience about their work in supporting indigenous people and their lifestyle and their rights to continue their lives, disseminating how the knowledge and and awareness such people hold in relation to living sustainably is absolutely vital to the humanity and the planet itself. I as a human being am so grateful that Pachamama Alliance exists - and I love following their Facebook page.

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Cassie at Pachamama Alliance 09/10/2015

Michelle, thank you so much for your review! We are so grateful that you feel this way! It is exactly what we intend for people to get out of our Facebook page and our work in general. :-)

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

In 2013, November, I attended a symposium during a Sustainability conference at Ananda College in Oregon state. 'Awakening the Dreamer', the symposium presented by Pachamama Alliance, was one of the top mind-altering and consciousness shifting experiences of my life. I would highly recommend to anyone concerned with the immediate and/or eventual future of this planet, to attend one of their symposiums or events, or purchase the dvd online. It's simply wonderful. I can't praise it or their work highly enough. I thank them here, and hope to be able to volunteer with them at some point. Namaste

Jacquelyn2

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

Roberta J.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.
~Roberta

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

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.

Silvianne A.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I love this organization and the work it does to save our rain forests!

1 Diana32

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

There are many wonderful nonprofits which focus on helping people in numerous ways. Pachamama Alliance goes beyond that by starting with the need to help our planet thrive and continue to support us all.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I first heard about the Pachamama Alliance years ago when their was an Awakening The Dreamer Symposium in my hometown of Long Beach, CA. I participated in the symposium and it was life changing. It definitely was a catalyst on my life journey. As a global citizen I am so appreciative of all the work they are doing in support of the earth, consciousness and indigenous peoples. My two young daughters are half Kichwa from the community of Sarayaku in Ecuador and I am so thankful for their support of the natural stewards of the Amazon in protecting the lungs of the earth for future generations. The Pachamama Alliance and Fundacion Pachamama are by far my favorite non-profits!