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The Madha people, who live along the Juruá and Purus rivers, have to drink water from contaminated and polluted sources, causing serious health risks. Children and elders are getting sick and even dying. They live too far away to access help, and the nearest government employee responsible for indigenous affairs is three days away by boat. With a community of 1500 people, the funds and resources needed to drill a deep enough well for clean water are simply out of reach.
Similarly, the Apurina women near Boca do Acre have to walk long distances to fetch water for their families, which is an arduous and time-consuming task. They, too, a community of 450 people, are in desperate need of a sustainable source of clean water.
We feel a deep sense of responsibility to help these communities, and we are urgently seeking your support to make it possible. Our goal is to raise £6,600 to provide clean drinking water to the Madha and Apurina people. With your help, we will hire a specialist to drill a well and purchase necessary equipment, such as a water pump and generator or solar panels, creating a more sustainable long-term solution.
The cost to drill a well in the Madha village, which does not have access to electricity, is £3,700, while it will cost £2,900 to build a well in the Apurina village, where electricity is available. This project will provide a long-term solution for these communities, and will ensure that they have access to safe and clean drinking water.
We know that you have a kind and compassionate heart and we are hoping that you can find it in your heart to help support these communities in their time of need. Every little bit counts, and your donation will go directly towards drilling the wells, purchasing equipment, and ensuring that these two communities have access to clean water.
Thank you for your generosity and support. Together, we can make a difference and provide clean drinking water to those who need it most.
With heartfelt thanks,
We help grassroots groups of indigenous people who are in the frontline and are guardians of the forest so they keep strong and fighting for the Amazon.
This project is about humanity coming together and truly supporting ancient cultures to thrive. If the indigenous people and the forests thrive, we thrive, if they don't survive, we don't survive. They are the guardians of what is left of our forests and they are the guardians of ancient forms of healing. By helping the indigenous people to be strong on themselves we are also helping to preserve the Amazon.
There is much yet to be learned from indigenous people and their culture, yet their individual and cultural survival is seriously threatened by covid-19 as well as modern loggers, miners, multinational corporations, farmers who invade and decimate their forest which is their home.
In donating to our project, you are having an immediate and direct impact on the survival of different indigenous tribes in Brazil as well as the survival of the Amazon .
With this project you are having a positive impact on the lives of a people who have lived for thousands of years teaching humanity about living in harmony with nature. When you tell other people what you have contributed to, you can raise your head with pride that you are making a significant difference to the ecological health of our world.
Act now for the Earth! Thank you!
With deepest gratitude,
Claudia Goncalves and Mark Halliday
In 2022, together we donated £4,826 for the Shanenawa people of Feijo in the Amazon. This was raised via the JustGiving platform, donations on our website and a substantial anonymous donation. It helped the Shanenawa people to become more self-sustainable long-term: with our donation they built a Shohu (spiritual communal space), a house for an elder who had his house destroyed by the floods and another communal space they now lovinly call "Scotland". Deep gratitude to everyone who donated and made it possible.
In 2021, together we raised £1658 With support received from wonderful people in Scotland. With that we donated £840 to build a small house for 2 spiritual elders in Brazil. We have also raised and donated £818.50 to the Apoitcha charity in Brazil who work with children in poverty. Deep gratitude to everyone in our community who have donated to these projects via Just Giving and our website. Together we are stronger and make the change we want to see in the world.
In March 2020 together we raised £1528 to help the Apurina people and the Yawanawa people buy tools, seeds and seedlings to plant vegetables and orange trees to reduce their dependence on buying food outside their tribe. With the Pandemic and quarentine time, this became essencial for their survival.
It was because of your generosity that we were able to help them. Thank you!