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YAWANAWA VILLAGE

Who: Yawanawa 
Where: Aldeia Sagrada, Acre, Brazil
When: 2018
How much: 115,000 USD
The Yawanawa were never a nomadic people. They lived in their ancestral home since time immemorial -until the missionaries came and forced them to move away and live differently. The Yawanawa have fought tirelessly to keep their culture alive, and now they are strong and growing. After decades in exile, The Boa Foundation secured funding to rebuild their entire village and a new temple, so they may once again return to the place where all their ancestors are buried, renewing their sacred sites and returning home.