March 24, 2014

The Women Saving the Rainforest


For Mother’s Day this Sunday, we wanted to share some of the incredible women behind our Asháninka Project.

Your support has already made a huge difference to their lives – from providing clean drinking water for their families to lighting for the home.

But this year we’re taking it up a notch. Our plan is to save lives.

The nearest doctor is an eight-hour boat ride and two-hour truck journey away. From the most remote village, you have to do a 10-hour walk first. This remoteness puts every pregnant woman and newborn in the project at-risk.

Our aim is simple – equip each of our 15 partner villages with a Medical Outpost and trained team of first-aiders and midwives. We’re not talking about anything more than a weather-proof shed with a concrete floor and basic supplies. But these simple measures will make a life changing difference to these women – ensuring they are strong enough to care for their families and defend their forest.

Here are some of the wonderful women you’ve already supported – and whose health you can join us to safeguard.

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Asháninka Mothers

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