Apply to Join

Help an Indigenous Village Contain Amazon Fires

A microproject by Village Earth
Help an Indigenous Village Contain Amazon Fires
Help an Indigenous Village Contain Amazon Fires
Help an Indigenous Village Contain Amazon Fires
Help an Indigenous Village Contain Amazon Fires
Help an Indigenous Village Contain Amazon Fires
Help an Indigenous Village Contain Amazon Fires
Help an Indigenous Village Contain Amazon Fires
Help an Indigenous Village Contain Amazon Fires


The Amazon is burning at a rate and with an intensity never seen in the past 10 years. The fires are affecting indigenous communities - the forest is their home. Animals burn, medicinal plants burn, fruit trees burn. The Amazon is helping regulate the climate of our entire planet. Any intact patch of forest matters. This project will help an indigenous community combat and contain the fires in Xingu Indigenous Park. Xingu is on the deforestation belt, the epicenter of soy and cattle ranching

total goal
monthly donors


This is your chance to directly help an indigenous community in the Amazon fight contain the fires spreading in their protected reserve. The Amazon fires are making the news all over the globe. Many organizations list things to do to help the Amazon. One of them is to support indigenous communities affected. Here is your chance to help!


The Kamaiura live on the deforestation belt, where fires set by soy and cattle landlords are raging. These fires spread in the protected reserve, turning the forest to ashes. The Kamaiura have a fire brigade trained to combat and contains fires. They are dispatching their firefighters to contain fires, so that their forest does not burn down. What they need is gasoline in order to reach the fires: they need to travel by motorcycle or by boat (in some cases, by both) to where the fires are.

Long-Term Impact

Their ability to fight the fires depends on the availability of gasoline. If the indigenous fire brigade is able to contain the fires, the forest will be kept intact. This will help not only Xingu, not only the Amazon, but it will help us ensure we keep our planet healthy - for us and for our future generations.


Follow us on facebook

Organization Information

Village Earth

Location: Fort Collins, Colorado - USA
Project Leader:
David Bartecchi
Fort Collins, COLORADO United States
$3,603 raised of $5,000 goal
59 donations
11 days left
$1,397 to go
Enter donation amount (minimum $10)
Donate Now
Donating through GlobalGiving is safe, secure, and easy with many payment options to choose from. View other ways to donate

Village Earth has earned this recognition on GlobalGiving:
Add Project to Favorites

Help raise money!

Support this important cause by creating a personalized fundraising page.

Start a Fundraiser
This microproject is connected to:
Microproject Disclaimer

Every microproject is intended to use the donations it receives in accordance with its stated description; however, it is important to provide project leaders with the flexibility to maximize the potential benefit from the donations they receive. This means that your donation may be used as a part of the main project that supports this microproject, specifically Training and Support for Grassroots Organizations. In this event, the project leader is required to post an update to the microproject detailing the results and reasons behind this change.

If you or any other donor is unhappy with the way their funds have been used, he or she can reallocate their donation using the GlobalGiving guarantee.

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence


Woman Holding a Gift Card
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.