yanapuma scotland

Yanapuma is a registered charity in Scotland.

Click here to see our annual declaration on the website of the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator.

Yanapuma Scotland was set up in June of 2009 with the aim of supporting the work of Yanapuma in Ecuador through channeling resources from the UK and other countries to the foundation in Ecuador. These resources include financial donations and individual volunteers and other groups interested in making a contribution to development.
In addition, Yanapuma Scotland has as part of its mission to encourage intercultural exchange between persons of developed and developing nations for the mutual benefit of both parties. There is much that volunteers and visitors from developed countries can contribute in terms of both money and personal effort, and there is equally much that they can learn from their hosts in terms of their culture and history and relationship to the environment.

Click on "Home" above to continue learning about the work of Yanapuma Foundation in Ecuador. If you have any questions particular to Yanapuma Scotland please email us and we will respond as soon as we can.

Yanapuma Foundation
Our work is founded on the belief that the processes of globalization are inevitable. Without help indigenous cultures and communities most often end up losing control of or destroying their resource base. They lose their traditional cultural values and relationships to their environment. Thus they are drawn into a system in which they are ill-equipped to compete and are destined to remain at the bottom of the economic ladder, with under-developed infrastructure, and poor prospects for future generations. We believe that such communities have the right to maintain control of their resources and to live dignified and sustainable lives. With the right help they can develop suitable strategies and work towards a fulfilling future. But their responses need to be coordinated across all axes in order to achieve truly sustainable lives. Thus we believe it is important to support sustainable practices on multiple levels in order to present viable and holistic options.