PROJECTS THAT YOU ARE GIVING BACK
Why is it important to give back to the community? Because the secret to living is giving. True fulfillment doesn’t lie in material possessions. Those things are all parts of achieving a good life. But real meaning in life never comes from what you get, it comes from what you give.
The importance of giving back to society can’t be understated. When you give back, you’re able to better the lives of the people around you, the people in your community or the lives of people somewhere else in the world. And finding meaning by giving back to the community doesn’t just benefit others – it benefits you.
Kushi ayahuasca is committed to give back to the people and the environment to overcome the problems that threaten our forest and communities in order to created a new compassionate and generous world. Which is why we are donating 10 percent of the profits of our retreats to these extraordinary projects.
If you want to support any of these three projects you can do it in multiple ways. There are many different ways to show your support. The most direct way is to make a donation directly to the temple. Another way is to come down to Peru and attend a retreat offered by Kushi Ayahuasca.
You can also visit their websites to buy some of their artworks and share it, or you can consider becoming a monthly donor. There are also volunteer opportunities, and some work can be done that will help support us to continue these dream.
Any amount, no matter how big or small, makes a world of difference. In addition, we are actively looking for some high-cost items that could be purchased directly for the center.
Boat (new or used).
Pick-up truck (new or used).
Moto-taxi (new or used).
Carpentry or Farm supplies.
Plants & Seeds: medicinal, vegetables and fruits, and decorative.
Art supplies, toys, clothes, etc. (For the children from our village)
If you are interested in purchasing one of these items, please contact us directly. Your generosity and support are received with incredible gratitude and love. It will make us to stand even stronger!
Thank you so much - Ichabires Irake.
Pucallpa, a city on the Ucayali River, is home to the legendary society of the Shipibo people. This city in the Peruvian Amazon is named for the spectacular colors that occur naturally in the earth. Pucallpa means “red earth” in the Quechua language, and the naturally occurring vibrant colors lare deeply ingrained in the wondrous crafts of this region. The Shipibo people are known for their knowledge of the natural environment and their techniques for communicating with nature spirits. The iconic proof of this are the art they produce. The Shipibo art takes us back to the beginning of time. Known as healing designs, the Shipibo artisans, inspired by the spirits of the rainforest, translate sung prayers into visual patterns on all the crafts they produce. The Shipibo people are on an ancient mission to heal with this art, the art of the sacred medicine of the Amazon rainforest, known as the kené, the art that heals.
Shipibo Collective was born in 2015 with a project to change the perspective of the traditional art, bringing together more than 25 Shipibo Conibo artisans. Each one fulfilling a very important role. Thanks to Adelina Maldonado Agustín a Shipibo Conibo designer from Pucallpa, Perú, the leader of this collective, has been working with 2 communities of shipibo Conibo families since 2011 since then has been working to develop a market for their beautiful artworks to continue sharing the ancestral art of Kené.
“Each of these pieces is unique, inspired by the sacred plants of the Peruvian Amazon, all handmade with love for the world. With Shipibo Collective we seek to honor, share and preserve the culture and traditional art in a rapidly modernizing world. We seek to create a community where these women are revalued and respected for the immense ancestral knowledge they inherit.
Create doors for new opportunities with their art, a heritage to share, something that was inherited from their ancestors and that they still preserve in their memories. Every piece is also a testament to the beauty and wisdom of the artisans who made them. These are products for people who love the world”.
*Before sending your donation please specify that it will be for Shipibo Collective*
Selva Limpia is a non-profit Association, whose job is to carry out cleaning days in the Yarinacocha lagoon in order to keep it clean, healthy and free of contamination and at the same time provide environmental education through environmentally friendly practices to the inhabitants. from the surrounding areas, especially the children who are the future generation.
Selva Limpia was born in 2018 with the initiative of Stiven Reategui Ríos and Trixcy Grandez Ríos, both young inhabitants of the city of Pucallpa, motivated by the problem of pollution and love for nature, for which they decided to start the environmental project with the objective of "Saving the Yarinacocha Lagoon". Initially, the intention was not to create an association, but to carry out a social project that is linked to caring for the environment, having the Yarinacocha Lagoon as the starting point.
Their mission is to provide environmental education, create awareness of the contamination of the Yarinacocha Lagoon, since it is one of the most important water resources in the Ucayali region, since various varieties of fish are still preserved, at the same time You can see birds that embellish the landscape that attracts locals and strangers, being admired by thousands of tourists who in turn generate a source of income. The mission is that our generations can continue enjoying the beauties that the Yarinacocha Lagoon still preserves, who refuse to die in the midst of environmental disinterest on the part of locals and authorities.
*Before sending your donation please specify that it will be for Selva Limpia*
Kushi tribe was created in 2020
by Chonon Kate and Fabrizzio Hidalgo with a
very important mission. To give back.
It is an organization that is moved by the love for the Amazon and its plants, ancient cultures, art, and the spiritual significance and sensitivity of its inhabitants.
Kushi tribe has the vision of making known to the world the majesty of our Amazon, both visual and tantric in a deep aspect, to continue recovering forests to protect it from the ambition of certain people who chose the opposite path to its preservation due to its great value. energetic and sentimental.
“Kushi means our power. It is a community. It is a family. It is a tribe where we honor, respect, and love our Amazon, the plants, our medicine, and our people.
This project was created to preserve our medicinal plants from our village since the massive movements of deforestation from the big companies and illegal loggers are destroying our forest, every day is getting harder to find the most common plants like ayahuasca, chakruna, Ajo Sacha, tobacco, Lupuna, Catahua, etc for medicinal use. So we started planting at our grandfather’s village in San Francisco de Yarinacocha in Pucallpa, Perú where we own 10 hectares to reforest the most common medicinal plants that we've been using for decades and that are disappearing.
Obviously, these plants are for the village
for them to use it as medicine or food,
for us this is a way to say thanks to our mother earth
for giving us an opportunity to help others and her.
As well as reforesting these sacred plants in our village we do social projects with our Shipibo community like Christmas festivities for the children, we give basic necessities to them like books, colors, clothes, toys, etc.
We do share art and music, and do health projects”
*Before sending your donation please specify that it will be for Kushi Tribe*