2015 Milestones: May

Empowering women in the Awajún

In May we carried out a household survey in our Awajún partnership to see how working with Cool Earth had impacted communities. It had some surprising and very encouraging outcomes.

Over the past two years, 92% of AMARNO cooperative members have considerably higher self esteem, 85% of the women’s hopes for the future of their community have improved a lot, and 97% of the women in the cooperative feel empowered.

Your support has made a huge difference to these women, and the future of their forest.

“WE USED TO GET TOGETHER TO COOK. WE THEN DECIDED TO START MAKING JEWELLERY FOR SALE, SO WE COULD SUPPORT OUR FAMILIES AND EDUCATE OUR CHILDREN. THERE WERE JUST TEN OF US UNDER A LITTLE THATCHED ROOF.”

Balbina Paukai, Urakusa

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