Prevent desecration of pristine Altai habitats

$35,795 $39,205
Raised Remaining
Mar 12, 2013

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Tolunay Katynova -- the gold at the rainbow
Tolunay Katynova -- the gold at the rainbow's end

Svetlana Katynova's new initiative may be the last hope for the ancient Altai culture. Your support is urgently needed to prevent desecration of pristine Altai habitats by creating an eco-village to immerse ethnic Altai kids living in the city of Gorno-Altaisk in their indigenous culture.

We are very fortunate to have such capable local leaders as Svetlana, leveraging every kopek, persuading the local government to provide land. However, the Altai village needs a $20,000 jumpstart to move forward with land registration, access road repair, and drinking water management.

Please check out and sign up for the great new blog about saving Altai culture written by Svetlana's daughter Tolunay Mongush --

You have helped in the past with donations that have enabled the Altai people to get this far, and we are VERY grateful for your generosity. Please look for our e-mail tomorrow morning to see how your contribution can be substantially increased. 



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Shoreline, WA, United States

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Carol Hiltner

Seattle, WA United States

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