The Cofan Survival Fund has a small administrative team in Ecuador, but the term administration does not really capture what they do, it's really an advocacy and response team. Calling someone an accountant conjures up a desk job sitting in front of a computer quantifying time sheets. But the Cofan Survival Fund's account is out visiting schools in the amazon and Quito to see where the Cofanes can get primary students placed so they are best poised to learn English and Spanish, the languages they will need to advocate for themselves. She also goes to battle with the insurance company for payment of health care. Likewise, the government laison spends time traveling to Cofan territority, provincial offices, and government offices in Quito to file the necessary paperwork with the Ministrey of Environment to make sure Cofan terrotory is safe and receive their payments for ecosystem services from the government. Donations through GlobalGiving help support these core duties that indirectly feed into the maintenance of the park guard program.
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