Who: Huni Kuin
Where: Boa Vista, Acre, Brazil
When: 2016
How much: $80,000 USD
180 people in the community
500+ visitors learn at the cultural center
Ninawa Pai da Mata from the Huni Kuin people was our first ever alliance. Since 2015, we have raised funds for his village to build an artesian well providing drinking water, a school, a cultural center, and five residential houses. Thanks to this work, the village’s festival Eskawata Kayawei has welcomed more and more visitors from all over the world to learn from the forest and and the rich cultural heritage of the Huni Kuin. This provides the whole community the resources to maintain sovereignty and strengthens their culture and identity.