Support Indigenous Medicinal Gardens in the Amazon

by Alianza Arkana
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Support Indigenous Medicinal Gardens in the Amazon
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Support Indigenous Medicinal Gardens in the Amazon
Support Indigenous Medicinal Gardens in the Amazon
Support Indigenous Medicinal Gardens in the Amazon
Support Indigenous Medicinal Gardens in the Amazon
Support Indigenous Medicinal Gardens in the Amazon
Support Indigenous Medicinal Gardens in the Amazon
Support Indigenous Medicinal Gardens in the Amazon
Jun 16, 2022

NEW MEDICINAL GARDENS FOR SHIPIBO PEOPLE

Because public health services do not efficiently cover the rural and indigenous population and do not value traditional medicine, for now we will continue to promote self-management of health through this project (and others) called Rao Banabo in Shipibo language, which means cultivate your pharmacy or grow your pharmacy.

On the other hand, we think that the Amazon and the indigenous peoples, being the source of so many medicines for the world; and even a source of psycho-emotional cures through their master plants such as ayahuasca, are deserving of the greatest justice in all senses, whether it be housing, water and sanitation, and mainly they should enjoy the best health coverage.

At the moment we are aiming at the self-management of the health of the Shipibo people in the cities (approximately 25% of the Shipibo), where medicinal plants are scarce. For this we invoke your solidarity for the urban medicinal gardens.

02 MEDICINAL GARDENS SO FAR

Our first garden (in our facilities) is in a beautiful evolution. we show some photos in this report. And our first replica, at the Soria family's house, planted a few months ago is on its way to being a beautiful and useful garden because the Soria's home is a very visited site by the shipibos and the general public because said family are generous practitioners of traditional medicine and they are also generous sharing their knowledge. So far we have invested about 1,200 dollars, of which a third has been paid with the proceeds from this campaign.

04 NEW MEDICINAL GARDENS NEEDS YOUR SUPPORT

It takes about 2,000 dollars to install each medicinal garden, and we have identified another 04 potential places to install new medicinal gardens that would also be free or cheap sources of medicines for urban shipibos, in order to achieve this we need a more generous (or fair) support. For now we do not have any source of income to be able to install those gardens.

Thanks in advance.

PS: We wanted to clarify that our staff is mainly made up of volunteers, and our material needs are covered by ourselves by other means. Very little of the proceeds is used by us to only mobilize to the work areas of the projects and to transport the materials; almost 100% is used in the projects, besides we also raise funds by competing for grants.

Male Matico and his sons
Male Matico and his sons
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Alianza Arkana

Location: Yarinacocha, Ucayali - Peru
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