Help indigenous women conserve the environment

by Diwo Ambiental
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Help indigenous women conserve the environment
Help indigenous women conserve the environment
Help indigenous women conserve the environment
Help indigenous women conserve the environment
Help indigenous women conserve the environment
Help indigenous women conserve the environment
Help indigenous women conserve the environment
Help indigenous women conserve the environment
Help indigenous women conserve the environment
Help indigenous women conserve the environment
Help indigenous women conserve the environment
Help indigenous women conserve the environment
Help indigenous women conserve the environment
Help indigenous women conserve the environment
Help indigenous women conserve the environment
Help indigenous women conserve the environment
Help indigenous women conserve the environment
Help indigenous women conserve the environment
Help indigenous women conserve the environment
Help indigenous women conserve the environment
Help indigenous women conserve the environment
Help indigenous women conserve the environment
Help indigenous women conserve the environment
Help indigenous women conserve the environment
Help indigenous women conserve the environment
Help indigenous women conserve the environment
Help indigenous women conserve the environment
Help indigenous women conserve the environment
Help indigenous women conserve the environment
Help indigenous women conserve the environment
Help indigenous women conserve the environment
Help indigenous women conserve the environment
Help indigenous women conserve the environment
Help indigenous women conserve the environment
Help indigenous women conserve the environment
Help indigenous women conserve the environment
Help indigenous women conserve the environment
Help indigenous women conserve the environment
Help indigenous women conserve the environment
Help indigenous women conserve the environment
Help indigenous women conserve the environment
Help indigenous women conserve the environment
Help indigenous women conserve the environment
Help indigenous women conserve the environment
Help indigenous women conserve the environment
Help indigenous women conserve the environment
Help indigenous women conserve the environment
Help indigenous women conserve the environment
Help indigenous women conserve the environment
Help indigenous women conserve the environment
Help indigenous women conserve the environment
Help indigenous women conserve the environment
Help indigenous women conserve the environment
Help indigenous women conserve the environment
Help indigenous women conserve the environment
Help indigenous women conserve the environment
Help indigenous women conserve the environment
Help indigenous women conserve the environment
Help indigenous women conserve the environment

Dear donors, thanks to your kind support to our project "Help indigenous women conserve the environment" we have achieved up to 10 visits to the indegonous territory of Boruca, as well as the Palmar Sur community in the south of Costa Rica and the Río Celeste community up north of Costa Rica. 

During these visits, and specifically in the Boruca community, where the project is held, educational processes have been held mainly with the women of the community, although other important groups such as men, families, youth and children have also benefited.

These formal educational processes are part of the employability project that is being carried out between the months of May and August in the community of Boruca. In these, the aforementioned groups have strengthened their capacities in matters of business, environmental management, communication, as well as gender and human rights.

In addition, the participating women of the community have been able to develop business models in topics such as sustainable food production, sustainable animal care, sustainable nurseries, handicraft businesses such as traditional masks and weaving, among many others.

With the knowledge and tools acquired by the families, the businesses described above are expected to have a positive impact on the economy of these communities, as well as on a social and environmental level, since the development of eco friendly businesses has been promoted aas well as a healthy use of ecosystem services.

In addition to the training that has been developed in the community, tours have been made to different recovered farms with the aim of making good practices of ecosystem restoration visible.

Visits have been made to farms belonging to other members of the same community, as well as to external farms in communities such as Palmar Sur.

Finally, two volunteering processes have been established. At least 25 volunteers participated in these, supporting the construction of a bamboo-based seed sanctuary.

We hope to continue counting on your support, which is very important to continue supporting restoration, mitigation and adaptation actions to climate change.

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Putting what you have learned into practice
Putting what you have learned into practice

Dear donors, over the last few months, especially in the final months of 2021, thanks to the support we have received from you, we have managed to support 2 pilot processes for the community that will allow us to continue conserving and restoring the forests of the mountains of the territory. indigenous Bruncajc, one was the implementation of a small demonstration plot of the Sintropic Agroforestry System, and the other was an environmental education process with children where we were able to address the importance of forests and learn about the nursery.

In the case of the training of the agroforestry system, it was with the guidance of the Waybil Collective and the support of the Restoration Stewards program of the Global Lanscape Forum. This training sought to exchange knowledge in agriculture, focusing on the agroforestry systems and the ancestral knowledge of the community. Several agricultural and tree species of importance to the community were used, such as cocoa, banana, turmeric, sweet potato, among others. The idea is that this site works as a small demonstration space and as an organization our mission is to carry out this methodology to other family or community farms to promote food security and the rehabilitation of the forest landscape.

On the other hand, in the process of environmental education, with the group that has been called Guardians of the Environment, we address the importance of protecting water resources through the conservation and rehabilitation of forests. Approximately 20 boys and girls from the community participated, between 8 and 16 years old, who could not only learn more about forests, rivers and climate change, but also took care of the small seedlings from the nursery that will be destroyed into trees. in the future

As an organization for this 2022 we are organizing ourselves to scale the project to other communities and thus facilitate the obtaining of cooperation funds and climate financing, which allows us to continue promoting food security, the rehabilitation of the forest landscape and the generation of new models. of green and sustainable businesses in rural and indigenous communities.

With your support we will achieve it, thank you for wanting to sow a future with us.

Jorge from Colectivo Waybil teaching
Jorge from Colectivo Waybil teaching
The children discovering the nursery
The children discovering the nursery
Caring for plants
Caring for plants
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Volunteers helping with project tasks
Volunteers helping with project tasks

En nombre de todo el equipo de nuestra organización Diwo Ambiental y la Asociación de Mujeres Indígenas Eco-Culturales Só Cagrú de Boruca, les agradecemos todo su apoyo, les deseamos buena salud y bienestar.

Como saben, nuestro objetivo es restaurar el paisaje forestal que conserva la biodiversidad y el agua dulce en las montañas del territorio indígena de Boruca , Costa Rica, junto a un grupo de mujeres indígenas y sus familias. Para lograr esto, plantamos árboles nativos que generan empleo en la comunidad a través de las jornadas laborales en los distintos procesos e ingresos a través del turismo cultural Bruncajc encadenado al voluntariado. Además, promovemos prácticas de producción agrícola sostenible y regenerativa para la generación de alimentos para el autoconsumo de las familias.

Analizando las necesidades presentes en el proyecto y las familias, hemos invertido las donaciones recibidas en el período junio-septiembre en apoyar procesos relacionados con la producción de plántulas del vivero construido en el mismo período con el apoyo de Restoration Stewards, que tenemos done Se trata de comprar insumos como bolsas para las plántulas, fertilizante, entre otros, lo que nos permitirá alcanzar la meta de 5,000 plántulas establecidas en el vivero para fin de año, una meta más realista que las 20,000 que inicialmente pensamiento. Además, se ha realizado la compra de herramientas que se utilizarán para la plantación de los árboles como palas, carros, baldes, entre otros, así como herramientas que mejorarán los procesos de monitoreo como el GPS.

Como te contamos en el informe anterior, comenzamos recolectando semillas para su germinación, sin embargo, en la práctica nos dimos cuenta de que lo mejor era recolectar semillas ya germinadas del bosque y plantarlas en bolsas para cuidarlas, hasta que estén quietas. lo suficientemente fuerte para ser plantado. Es por eso que gracias a las donaciones logramos capacitar a las personas de la comunidad en el proceso de recolección de plántulas, lo que les permitirá realizar este proceso de manera independiente, lo que reducirá costos y mejorará la calidad de los árboles futuros. En este proceso logramos generar alianzas con la organización Osa Conservation y el desarrollo integral de la asociación comunitaria, la idea es seguir trabajando juntos para seguir restaurando el paisaje forestal y promoviendo el desarrollo de la comunidad.

Gracias a las jornadas laborales generadas por las donaciones, nuestros socios comunitarios pudieron mantener sus albergues y poder recibir a nuestros grupos de voluntarios, a la fecha han participado 75 voluntarios que han generado un ingreso económico directo a nuestros socios comunitarios de USD $ 3,000 para servicios brindados como hospedaje, alimentación, caminatas en la naturaleza y talleres culturales.

Nada de esto sería posible sin ustedes, cada una de estas donaciones nos ha permitido mejorar nuestros procesos como proyecto y también impulsar un modelo de negocio a través del turismo y basado en la plantación de árboles que genera un beneficio a nuestros socios comunitarios. Esperamos seguir contando con su apoyo que genera un beneficio económico, ambiental y social para la comunidad.

Me despido, no sin antes agradecerles el tiempo que han dedicado a leer este informe, pero sobre todo quiero agradecerles una vez más su confianza en nuestro proyecto .

Some of the new tools that have started to be used
Some of the new tools that have started to be used
Seedling collection workshop with new project part
Seedling collection workshop with new project part
Volunteers working in the nursery
Volunteers working in the nursery
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Seeds collected for germination.
Seeds collected for germination.

Dear donors from the entire Diwo Ambiental team, we wish you and your families good health.

As you know, we are starting in our first steps in GlobalGiving and although it has been a bit difficult to reach the goal of the first $ 5000, we have managed to get ahead thanks to all of you and other people around the world who believe in our work.

That’s why we want to start by apologizing for not having informed us before the progress of the project. However, we want to tell you a little about what happened, in the first months we had to solve some small problems regarding the organization's bank account, which for reasons beyond our control did not accept international deposits. , is based in Costa Rica and here the banking or administrative processes in most cases are not very complicated, which is why the first disbursement was delayed. But everything is going well and we have got down to work.

At the moment we have managed to continue working towards our objectives during this second year of the pandemic, we tell you that with your donation we carried out a training for the community, which focused on organic beekeeping, which was given by Mr. Vicente Giner, who is a beekeeper from Germany with more than 40 years of experience. The main objective of this training is to initiate a capacity building for the community that allows the implementation of a community beekeeping project.

The seed collection days have started, which are green work days where we hire people from the community to collect important seeds, which will be produced in the project's nursery and later planted on community lands. These species are mainly focused on ecological restoration, however, we plan to reinforce agroforestry processes by obtaining quality seed purchased from specialized banks for use in agroforestry systems. On the other hand, we have started a community diagnosis of agroforestry systems. This will allow us to know the needs, characteristics and opportunities of the farms of people interested in developing agroforestry systems for landscape restoration, this process is essential for the implementation of a model plot and we hope to know specifically how the development of each one should be of the farms of the people involved.

Also thanks to your support we have been able to buy tools and supplies for the work in the greenhouse, these tools will allow us to start the germination of all the seeds obtained in the collections. We hope that all these seeds that we will begin to germinate can be planted when they are already strong and healthy trees in the rainy season of 2022 and thus start the process of ecological restoration with trees produced in the same nursery. We expect to produce a minimum of 20,000 trees.

For our team and our community partners, these first donations have been of great importance, since they show us that we have many people who support us and it is thanks to that support that we will continue to restore the forests of the indigenous community of Boruca. . , promoting food sovereignty. and strengthen the capacities of the community to increase their development opportunities.

We are truly very grateful for your support and we hope this is just the beginning of a beautiful and productive relationship that allows us to have a greener and more equitable planet. We cordially invite you to share about our project in your work or with your loved ones, remember that it is because of your support that our project is a reality and we need many more people like you if we want to generate a greater impact.

I say goodbye, not without first thanking you for the time you have dedicated to reading this report, but above all I want to thank you once again for your confidence in our project.

Vicente Giner, specialist in Organic Beekeeping.
Vicente Giner, specialist in Organic Beekeeping.
First collection tour with team participation.
First collection tour with team participation.
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Diwo Ambiental

Location: Alajuela - Costa Rica
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Project Leader:
Marlon Webb
Alajuela, Alajuela Costa Rica
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