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In our on going effort to connect you deeply to our work in South America and around the world, we publish articles about the people, places, and ideas that are related to our work to bring forth a thriving, just, and sustainable world.

Meet our Indigenous Partners, The Achuar

The Achuar are a group of Indigenous peoples of the Amazon Basin, currently numbering around 6,000. Their ancestral lands &emdash; nearly 2 million acres in all &emdash; straddle the modern borders of Ecuador and Peru, a remote area that has allowed them to preserve their way of life with little outside influence or colonization.

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Community-Based Tourism and Travel

Value people over profit, and sustain communities while experiencing another culture and another way of being.

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Sumak Kawsay

An ancient Quechua word, sumak kawsay means "good living" or the "good life." Throughout South America, it is a way of living in harmony within communities, ourselves, and most importantly, nature.

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YasunÍ Rainforest

YasunÍ is a thriving tropical rainforest in Ecuador's northeastern region, and reputed to be the world's most biologically diverse forest.

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Kapawi Ecolodge

Kapawi Ecolodge and Reserve is a thriving refuge run by the Indigenous Achuar people as part of a vision for preserving their ancestral lands and way of life.

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