The Chaikuni Institute is raising funds to support the Shipibo healers and local workers of three highly respected Amazonian healing centers; our sister organization, the Temple of the Way of Light, and their close friends and allies at two Shipibo, family-owned and run centers, Niwe Rao Xobo and Shipibo Rao. 100% of the funds from this campaign will go to the Shipibo healers and local workers in the Amazon who urgently need help to cover food and living expenses over the next six months.
For many years, the Temple of the Way of Light, Niwe Rao Xobo, and Shipibo Rao have facilitated deep healing and profound transformation for many thousands of people. With the impacts of COVID-19, like so many other organizations across the world, they are now facing a serious challenge. The impact of a loss of revenue for these centers is directly affecting 80 local staff and healers, and their often large, extended families - roughly 500 Amazonian people, many of them children and elders.
Furthering our initial goal to raise $80,000 to provide each person with a monthly stipend to partially cover food and living expenses for the next 6 months, we are extending our campaign in an effort to now raise $120,000. All funds will be divided equally amongst the Shipibo healers and local Peruvian staff from the Temple of the Way of Light, Niwe Rao Xobo, and Shipibo Rao to cover basic food costs, essential living expenses, and cost of medications during this time of crisis.
We foresee a significant increase in the number of people seeking healing once the travel restrictions have passed. The ancient healing traditions of the Amazon will be critical in the new paradigm that is emerging from this pandemic. However, our healers, local staff and their families now urgently need your financial support to make it through the next six months. Please stand in solidarity with the people of the Amazon in these unprecedented and challenging times, in the spirit of akinananti.
Temple of the Way of Light
Shipibo Rao - Ancestral Healing Center
Niwe Rao Xobo - Center of Light and Healing