Yanapuma Foundation is an Ecuadorian and UK registered non-governmental organization working together with local and international partners to bring about lasting change for the marginalized and indigenous people of Ecuador. By clicking on each section below you can learn more about what we stand for and what we do.
Our Principles: We are guided by 6 principles - Sustainability, Social Justice, Respect (for the actors), Freedom, Transparency, and Professionalism. We are partly self-funding through our own Spanish School and volunteer activities.
Our History: Yanapuma Foundation was created in August of 2006 to be an independent, and partly self-funding NGO, motivated by a collective sense of social and environemntal responsibility. The foundation is dedicated to improving the social and ecological conditions of marginalized sectors of the Ecuadorian population.
Our Methodology: We take an integrated and participatory approach to sustainable community development that relies on collaboration over the long-term, encouraging members to be the drivers of their own development.
Our Strategies: As a relatively small organization we recognize that we must collaborate with other Non-Governmental Organizations, community groups, Universities, volunteer groups and government agencies. Our strategy is to work in a participatory manner together with these groups to realize integrated sustainable projects
Our 4 axes: We identify 4 principal areas of involvment: Agriculture and the Environment, Health, Education and Sustainable Economies.
Click here to read about the core problems facing indigenous and marginalized communities in Ecuador