Category Archives: Empowerment

Empowerment, Indigenous & tribal populations, Rainforest Fund

FROM THE AMAZON TO UNIVERSITY: A SUCCESS STORY


We are proud to announce that Jesmarly, a participant of the Rainforest Fund-supported Niños de Amazonia program, has graduated from the University of Iquitos in Peru. Jesmarly, from one of the most desolate areas in the Peruvian Amazon, dreamt of receiving a university-level education. With support from the Rainforest Fund and Niños de Amazonia program, [...]

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January 24, 2017 by admin

Communidad Viva
Empowerment

A Decade of Work


Ines Hinoyosa, Director of Comunidad Viva in Bolivia, has written this letter thanking Rainforest Fund for support and guidance over the past 10 years.  The women’s cooperative, Cheque Oitdedie, is a group of women artisans who have grown in strength, capacity, determination and resilience.  

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December 10, 2014 by Ines Hinoyosa

Batwa Picture
Empowerment

Nature and Culture: The two-faced nature of ecotourism


“I had traveled by car, plane, boat and foot — more than 100 miles from conventional civilization — to reach a place where the old ways have not been forgotten, where local people interpret the world through their dreams and the forest spirit known as Arutam is said to inhabit the mighty kapok tree.”

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August 25, 2014 by Adityarup Chakravorty

clearwater community visits
Empowerment

Visiting Homes for ClearWater


ClearWater, Rainforest Fund’s partner in Ecuador, documents the process of community visits throughout the region and the importance these visits have on the movement for clean water and indigenous rights. This post originates on ClearWater’s blog: http://www.giveclearwater.org/2014/02/visiting-homes-clearwater/

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March 20, 2014 by Mitch Anderson

Esther
Empowerment

Seeds of Empowerment


In 2014, RFUND is once again partnering with longtime friend COMMUNIDAD VIVA of Bolivia in support of women artisans who sustain themselves and their communities by weaving bags, tablecloths and other goods from the native Bromelia hieronymi (garabata).

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January 16, 2014 by Madeleine Lesser

growth
Empowerment

Change Road


Rethinking, reimagining and redefining our global power paradigm to create a more egalitarian society.

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November 6, 2013 by Madeleine Lesser

An initial meeting between CLFW's and Moloukou community in CAR2 (2)
Empowerment

Landscape Approach: A Participatory Decision-Making Structure


Re-imagine democratic decision-making with a “landscape approach” that includes individuals with diverse backgrounds and occupations to generate the best policies for a community – participants need not be an elected member of government to voice their interests and be heard!

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October 4, 2013 by Madeleine Lesser