Forest purchase in the Amazon

tl_files/tiny_templates/floresta.jpgDue to current events, we are now calling on all people to donate money to buy land in the Brazilian rainforest for the preservation of the indigenous peoples, flora and fauna.

Why now?
Due to the election results in Brazil, the rainforest and the indigenous tribes are massively threatened. We are all called to protect the last great living forest - the lungs of the earth - and also the last retreat for untouched cultures. Deforestation has already increased by 84% since September this year. So we have no more time to loose. It is time to act.

What does that mean in specific terms?
We will buy the first piece of land in Acre (state in Brazil on the border to Peru) in the municipality of Jordao. We have already had personal contact with the indigenous tribe of the "Huni Kuin" - the true people - for over 5 years. The land, which is for sale there, borders on the current reserve of the Huni Kuin, is about 50 hectares in size and has already been partially deforested and used for cattle breeding. It is located directly at the Rio Jordao and is offered for 25.000 Euro (100.000 Rs).
The buyer will be the cooperative "Aru Kuxipa" of the Huni Kuin. The cooperative "Aru Kuxipa" was founded in 2017 by the Huni Kuin in cooperation with Brazilian artist Ernesto Neto in order to be able to distribute funds for basic supplies independently and at fair prices. In the future, own regional products will also be sold in order to strengthen the independence of the Huni Kuin.

In principle land is to be bought in the Amazon in order to bring it into private ownership and thus protect it from exploitation and offer the indigenous people a permanent habitat. What the reserves have done so far will not be safe in the future. The reserves are state-owned and therefore now under threat. The task will be to convert the land into private property or to buy back land that is already privately owned for the indigenous people.

At the beginning of January Alexandra travels to Brasilia and Jordao in order to work out even more plans and maps with lawyers and environmental organisations as well as organisations for the protection of the indigenous people.

The donated money will be used to secure land for the indigenous cultures and at the same time to protect the forest.

Haux. Haux. (beginning, ending, harmony)

What can I do?
Donate to our donation account, a donation receipt will be sent to you at the beginning of next year (please send your name, address and amount by email to contact@living-gaia.org).

Living Gaia e.V.
IBAN: DE48 4306 0967 1150 1986 00
BIC: GENODEM1GLS
Keyword: Amazon land purchase

or donate directly at betterplace.org

We want to keep this project as transparent as possible, if you have further questions please contact us.

 

 

A house for Batani Huni Kuin and the Union of Women

We're raising money for Batani Huni Kuin. She needs a house in the municipality of Jordao in the state of Acre for herself and her six children. From 2019 onwards ist will also be the seat of the Women's Union, which we are founding with the Huni Kuin Women and will be chaired by Batani.

Batani is a real power woman. She's a single mother. Batani was one of the two pioneers who ventured into the first Encontro at Living Gaia in 2016. Last year she came with her little son Felicio. A house for her and her family costs about 10,000 Euros. It enables Batani and her family to build an independet life for themselves. Her children can go to school in Jordao and she can devote herself to her main craft: weaving cloth and producing jewellery. With a place for the Women's Union, many women will have the opportunity to develop themselves further and make JOINT projects. Almost 3,000 euros have been collected so far.

We sincerely hope that Batani will succeed in acquiring this house.

Please help with your donation on our Donation account:

Living Gaia e.V.
GLS Bank

IBAN: DE48 4306 0967 1150 1986 00
BIC:   GENODEM1GLS

Keyword: House for Batani