Sarayaku Kichwa Ecuadorian Amazonian community
Total donations: $51,483 | Partnership: 2020
In 2020 we were introduced to Patricia Gualinga and her tireless decades long defense of her community, deep in the Ecuadorian Amazon. The pandemic, an oil spill and historic flooding all devastated the village of 1350 people.
Grand Circle Foundation partnered with Amazon Watch to provide an initial $20,000 donation to help reconstruct two of the traditional schools and add school rooms to the community high school.