Your Impact
in the Asháninka

Last year, you did something extraordinary. You helped local people in Peru 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.

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 donation last Summer is now helping the Asháninka to achieve.

Your impact in numbers

Your Impact </br> in the Asháninka

Stitching incomes

Thanks to your support and following last year’s knowledge exchange trip, the Jeto cooperative is going from strength to strength with two new members and lots of new skills honed,

The group will be collaborating with Lima-based designer, CHINCHE to produce a bag collection. Ten members of the group took part in series of workshops to discuss production. From development, costing and pricing, to deciding individual roles in the making process, all aspects of these workshops will be invaluable when offers of trade start to pour in.

This news has a triple benefit; it empowers women, generates sustainable income for the community and raises awareness of the Jeto brand.

Your Impact </br> in the Asháninka

Nutrition programme

Two years ago, one in five Asháninka children were malnourished. Food gardens were becoming less productive due to long El Niño seasons, and logging activity upriver had decimated fish numbers.

We wanted to ensure families’ food gardens yielded the protein and the vitamins that every child needs to grow. We brought in Edgar Ambrocio, a nutrition expert who has dedicated more than 25 years to agriculture and capacity building. Over the past year, Edgar has been back and forth to every village in the partnership, explaining how to grow new vegetables, raise chickens and bolster the traditional diet of manioc when bush meat and fish are scarce.

Your Impact </br> in the Asháninka

Chicken farms in Oviri

Cool Earth is working closely with local technicians to end malnutrition in some of the most vulnerable communities in the world. As part of the development of an impressive nutrition programme, two families in Oviri have received funding to tackle just that.

This spring, the Oviri association awarded community funding to start chicken farming. Funding provided a coop, maize to grow for chicken feed, chickens to populate the farm, and training in how to look after them.

If the project goes well, the plan is to invest in more chickens so more families can benefit from the protein and nutrition chicken and eggs provide.

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Your Impact </br> in the Asháninka
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