Our mission

Our mission

To support indigenous peoples and organizations in the Ecuadorian Amazon with the revitalization and strengthening of their cultural systems, particularly the education and health systems, for the improvement of their current life situation.

Our starting point is where health, culture and nature meet and interact interdependently.

WHAT WE DO

Sacha Warmi promotes a more critical and profound reflection on issues related to interculturality, especially to support the construction of "original health"(salud propia) and intercultural programs among indigenous populations in the Ecuadorian Amazon.

our team

We are a group of people with training and experience in the fields of indigenous health, first response health care, biology, anthropology, administration and civil engineering. Our team is integrated with three kichwa indigenous members and two non-indigenous members, three women and two men.
Didier Lacaze

Didier Lacaze

Executive Director, Intercultural Health Programs

Luis Canelos

Luis Canelos

Communication Program

Victoria Velasco

Victoria Velasco

Territory Program

Rosa Canelos

Rosa Canelos

Women, Families and Territories Program

Diana Tanguila

Diana Tanguila

Economic Entrepreneurship Programs

The Sacha Warmi Center

As a reference, documentation and information center on indigenous health and traditional medicines, Sacha Warmi promotes the cultivation and processing of medicinal plants, the reforestation and regeneration of degraded ecosystems, intercultural sensitization and education. Its main objective is to raise awareness among indigenous and non-indigenous peoples on the importance of maintaining a respectful and harmonious relationship between culture and nature in order to maintain good health and "living well". Sacha Warmi Centre is open to any public interested in learning about what we do. To visit us, please call 0979771049 or 0993297690 or write to us at centrosachawarmi@gmail.com.

Our programs

We support the programs and projects proposed by indigenous populations regarding the recovery of traditional knowledge and practices, in order to strengthen their cultural systems and help improve their health and life conditions in general. They are organized into four lines of action: 1.) Education, 2.) Promotion Cultural Sensitization, 3.) Participative Research, 4.) Conservation Economy

Projects

We developed our projects together with communities based on deep dialogue and reflection processes. We call this "participatory action research". Projects can only be successful if there is a clear awareness and a full commitment by communities and project teams. The role of the Sacha Warmi Foundation is to facilitate, accompany and support these processes.

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