Partners and projects that Off The Mat And Into The World will be working with in Ecuador.
Read a “Thank You” note from Alex Newell Taylor, who received $5K from our organization to travel to Ecuador.
– Amazon Watch: provide access to clean drinking water to communities directly affected by oil contamination in Ecuador’s northern Amazon, and support advocacy efforts to protest the government’s sale of more than 3 million acres of pristine rainforest in the southern Amazon to China for oil drilling.
– Cofan Survival Fund: construct a ranger station and staff for one year as part of a larger effort to protect more than 1 million acres of the Cofan Nation’s ancestral land in the northern Amazon from illegal logging, mining and oil exploration.
– Timmy Global Health: train local healthcare workers to provide access to quality healthcare to people living in remote areas of the Amazon rainforest and construct a medical facility in the community of San Pedro de Sumino, located along the banks of the Napo River (one of the largest tributaries to the Amazon River).