Mar 23, 2020

One Crisis Followed by Another / Una Crisis Seguida por Otra

Dear CIWY supporters,

We hope that you are all safe and secure during this devastating world-wide pandemic. Here in Bolivia, life had just begun to stabilize in regards to the socio-political crisis when this new disaster upended our normal operations once again.

CIWY's wildife sanctuaries rely heavily on volunteers, many of whom come from countries all around the world. Even though we currently have an URGENT need for volunteers at all three sanctuaries, we had to suspend our volunteer program in order to help prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Volunteers provide invaluable support, not only with their work to directly care for the rescued animals, but also with their volunteer fees, which contribute towards animal feed costs as well as volunteer accomodations.

Please consider donating this week, during GlobalGiving's "Little by Little" matching campaign. From March 23rd to 27th, GlobalGiving will match all donations up to $50 at 50%. (If you give $50, GlobalGiving gives $25, so CIWY receives $75).

Thank you for keeping Bolivia's vulnerable animals in your hearts during this difficult time.

All the best wishes,

The CIWY and FIWY teams


Estimados amigos de CIWY:

Esperamos que todos estén a salvo durante esta devastadora pandemia mundial. En Bolivia, la vida acababa de comenzar a estabilizarse con respecto a la crisis socio política cuando este nuevo desastre volcó nuestras operaciones normales una vez más.

Los santuarios de fauna silvestre de CIWY dependen en gran medida de voluntarios, muchos de los cuales provienen de países de todo el mundo. Aunque actualmente tenemos una necesidad URGENTE de voluntarios en los tres santuarios, tuvimos que suspender nuestro programa de voluntariado para ayudar a prevenir la propagación de Covid-19.

Los voluntarios brindan un apoyo invaluable, no solo con su trabajo para cuidar directamente a los animales rescatados, sino también con sus honorarios de voluntariado, que contribuyen a los costos de alimentación de los animales y al alojamiento de los voluntarios.

Por favor considera donar esta semana, durante la campaña de equiparamiento "Poco a Poco" de GlobalGiving. Del 23 al 27 de marzo, GlobalGiving igualará todas las donaciones de hasta US $50 al 50%. (Si donas $50, GlobalGiving otorga $25, por lo que CIWY recibe $75).

Gracias por mantener a los animales vulnerables de Bolivia en sus corazones durante este momento difícil.

Los mejores deseos,

Los equipos de CIWY y FIWY

Dec 2, 2019

CIWY in Crisis - Please help this Giving Tuesday!

Dear CIWY Supporters,

Thank you for donating to this GlobalGiving campaign, which we created last December to support CIWY with $12,000 in 2019. You and 104 other donors raised $11,022, plus more than $1,000 in matching funds from GlobalGiving! This provided CIWY with an extra $1,000 per month to care for over 500 rescued animals at the three sanctuaries in Bolivia.

CIWY has faced some huge challenges this year, and we are quite literally in crisis mode as we look towards 2020. You are probably aware of the socio-political turmoil ensnaring Bolivia right now. The consequences of this situation have rippled through the country and threaten the continued operation of CIWY’s sanctuaries.

Food prices have increased by up to 5 times the normal cost (and we have large animal diets to sustain). Road blockades have restricted the arrival of food, supplies, and volunteers. Travel advisories have also deterred many volunteers from entering the country, bringing CIWY’s volunteer numbers to an all-time low. This means CIWY’s income is also low, just as operating costs have multiplied by 5.

Please help CIWY survive the coming months with a contribution on Giving Tuesday. We hope to raise $15,000. All donations made on December 3 will earn matching funds from GlobalGiving. It starts at Midnight ET/ 1am Bolivia/ 5am UK / 5pm Melbourne. We’ll post a reminder on facebook!

Here’s a link to the campaign:

Mil gracias,

The CIWY and FIWY teams

Jul 16, 2019

Kusiy the Jaguar needs your help on Thursday!

Kusiy the Jaguar
Kusiy the Jaguar

Dear Supporters,

In April we asked for help to create a new website and you came together to donate $1297, plus $253 in matching funds from GlobalGiving! The new website is coming along beautifully and we can't wait to share it with you soon. Thank you to everyone who contributed!

This month GlobalGiving is offering a different matching opportunity, for donations of $100 to $1000. The higher the donation, the higher the match. Gifts of $750 to $1000 will be matched at 50%! The match is ONE DAY ONLY: this Thursday, July 18, from 9 am to midnight (EST).

This is a great opportunity to band together with friends or family to make one larger contribution. We're raising funds for Kusiy the jaguar, who desperately needs a new enclosure. You can read his story and contribute here.

Kusiy's been through a lot in his first 4 years of life, and can sadly never return to the wild. Now an adult jaguar, he is testing the limits of his puma enclosure, which poses great risk to Ambue Ari's animals and volunteers, and to Kusiy himself. We hope to build him a large new enclosure where he can live safely and comfortably for the rest of his years.

We shudder to think of where Kuisy and all of CIWY's animals would be if it weren't for the incredible volunteers and donors who make all our work possible.

Thank you for your continued support,

Friends of Inti Wara Yassi

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Baby Kusiy in 2015
Baby Kusiy in 2015
With an enrichment "toy"
With an enrichment "toy"
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