Your Impact Report
Asháninka

Last year, you did something extraordinary. You helped the Asháninka protect their rainforest.

Without your support, the loggers that were at their doorstep would have cleared their land.

But thanks to you, their forest is safe.

But that’s not the best bit.

By investing in Cool Earth’s award-winning model, your donation is changing lives as well as keeping trees standing.

Here is a snapshot of what your donations in 2015 are now helping the Asháninka to achieve.

Ashaninka Children Group

You’ve made a village strong enough to protect their forest

The forest is safe only when there’s a village strong and healthy enough to protect it. This year you’ve helped to train and equip 18 community health promoters.

Your support could not be more important. A child born in our Asháninka Project is ten times less likely to reach their first birthday than if they were born in the UK. And the least remote village is still a ten-hour journey away from the nearest doctor.

But with basic training, and some simple equipment, lives are being saved. Thanks to you the Asháninka are now strong enough to defend their home.

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You’ve helped out-price forest destruction

Your donation supports the development of income streams from forest produce like coffee and cacao. The aim is that our partner villages earn more from these crops than they would do from loggers, or from Cool Earth, and so become strong and self-sufficient.

In 2016, 2.4 tonnes of cacao and half of tonne of coffee were exported to the UK direct from our Asháninka partnership. This represents a real milestone in terms of income generation. And the chocolate you helped make is pretty darn tasty, too.

 

You’ve helped feed families

Creating a reliable source of protein is a terrific way of taking pressure off the rainforest. You’ve helped to fund the development of fish farms that provide food without any negative impact on the forest or rivers. What’s more, your donation has helped build a nursery for baby fish (or fingerlings as the Asháninka call them). The surplus fish are sold to neighbouring villages, generating much-needed income for school books and medical supplies.

Peru River Landscape
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