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Supporting Schools Deep in the Amazon

Supporting Schools Deep in the Amazon

INDIGENOUS VILLAGE PROJECTS – AMAZON JUNGLE OF PERU

Current Projects:
Under the direction of Eda Zavala Lopez, our cultural ambassador in Peru, Impact A Village is supporting the Shawi communities in the remote Cordillera Escalera Mountains. Support includes funding doctors and medicines during outbreaks of COVID, Dengue and other emergencies, building local health clinics, school supplies and teachers, and other forms of community assistance. Through Eda’s efforts and extraordinary communication and collaboration skills, she mobilized parents, leaders and teachers from nine Shawi villages to bring education and health care into their communities.

Past Projects:
Eda successfully directed the building of a modern bathroom with toilets, shower and washbowl for the Mushuk Llacta de Chipaota community. She also managed the purchase and distribution of school desks and chairs for the Shawi community.

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About Eda Zavala, Curandera from the Amazon Rainforest in Peru

Eda, is a spiritual plant healer, a “curandera”, from the Peruvian Amazon. She is a direct descendant of the Wari People, a lineage of healers from the Amazon rainforest. Born and raised in a small Peruvian village named Chosica, Eda’s parents, unsophisticated and uneducated themselves, strongly advocated for her education. She studied both sociology and anthropology, and completed four years at the university. After her formal studies, Eda went back to the rainforest to assist the indigenous communities’ efforts to protect the sacred rainforest, preserve traditional plants, perpetuate ancient healing plant practices, and empower themselves. Eda has worked deep in the rainforest for over 20 years, and her work there continues to this day.  She has extraordinary skills related to cross cultural/intercultural bilingual education, environment/cultural conservancy and Indigenous knowledge based in the Amazon Jungle.

Photos of the Shawi Indigenous School

By Elena Greenlee

NEWS UPDATE: Impact a Village Responds to COVID

May 2020: Impact A Village  made a $10,000 donation to the non-profit “Feeding Good” program at Revolution Foods that will provide free meals to families in need across the US.  Revolution Foods, based in Oakland, has distributed over 15 million healthy meals during COVID to students out of school, families in need, homebound seniors, and homeless citizens across citywide programs in over 175 US cities in 18 states.This is the way to impact a village!

May 26th, 2020|
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