Other Projects

Some of the projects that we have undertaken have been more general in scope, or less directly related to our principal areas of influence.

Below are links to various projects that we have undertaken:

Mushuk Muyu A project to develop digital learning materials for the Qichwa language
Sapara A project to rescue the Sapara language from extinction
Ecological Sanitation Developing ecological sanitation for a rural school
Health Center Renovating a building to create a health center
Puerto Limón A river-bank reforestation project in a community containing 3 Tsa'chila communities


Yanapuma Foundation
Our work is founded on the belief that the processes of globalization are inevitable. Without help indigenous cultures and communities most often end up losing control of or destroying their resource base. They lose their traditional cultural values and relationships to their environment. Thus they are drawn into a system in which they are ill-equipped to compete and are destined to remain at the bottom of the economic ladder, with under-developed infrastructure, and poor prospects for future generations. We believe that such communities have the right to maintain control of their resources and to live dignified and sustainable lives. With the right help they can develop suitable strategies and work towards a fulfilling future. But their responses need to be coordinated across all axes in order to achieve truly sustainable lives. Thus we believe it is important to support sustainable practices on multiple levels in order to present viable and holistic options.