With your support, we made a $5,000 contribution to La Asociación de Mujeres Indígenas (ASOMI). ASOMI is an organization of female elders, healers, and knowledge-keepers from five different tribes spanning 100,000 acres in the Andean Amazon region of Colombia: Sionas, Kofanes, Koreguajes, Ingas, and Kamentsas. Their bravery to continue fighting for the preservation of their land, rights, and cultures through community-based initiatives and policy advocacy is all the more courageous given the increasing risks they face as social leaders.

The funds that FOC provided have gone towards developing educational curricula for indigenous youth, technological equipment in rural areas to facilitate ASOMI’s programs, and the preservation of indigenous land for medicinal and cultural practices.