After 3 months of extensive lockdown in Peru, one of the countries in the world with the toughest measures to control the spread of COVID-19, day to day life has become extremely challenging.
Due to these measures, many people in Peru are experiencing great difficulties securing basic necessities of life, like food, rent, clothing, communication, medical care, etc.
We, Antero Chichipe Inuma, a highly skilled Mestizo curandero / oracionista / vegetalista with decades of experience, Nicolas Flores Apaza, one of the last true Q’ero shamans called ‘Paqos’ (The keepers of the ancient sacred Inca knowledge) and me, Ronald Weber, ayahuasquero, facilitator, ceremony leader & integration counselor, have been severely affected by this as well.
The year 2020 started very promising for us, lots of reservations from people all over the world wanting to come to us to participate in several plant medicine ceremonies organized and run by us. But late February we already noticed a decline in reservations, and also cancellations of people and complete groups because of the upcoming fear of a worldwide pandemic.
Now, three and a half months later, with virtually no income at all, all our savings are now gone. And we still face some months before life will restore itself bit by bit. The current expectation is that this situation will last until October 2020.
We don’t have a center, we all work on an individual basis and together, being it either intensive one on one private consultations or with groups. Most of the time with a tailor made program on demand.
Since all three of us are used to help other people, with a variety of mental, spiritual and physical/medical issues, we are a bit ashamed to ask for help ourselves. But the time has come that we have to ask others for help, due to the current uncertain situation in Peru.
We have doubted how much money we would like to raise, as we need money to simply ‘live’ till October/November this year; buy healthy food, pay our rent, pay our recurring bills like electricity, gas, water, telephone, transport, etc. It is not only destined for us three, but also for the people who depend on us (children, family members).
When our basic costs of living are covered, we will invest the resulting money in helping locals who need our help for free, finish the website we had planned to launch the first quarter of this year, order plants from different parts of Peru in order to make plant based medicines again. Basically picking up where we had to leave it due to the national sanitary emergency here In Peru.
We have decided that we want to give something back to our donors, as a way of expressing our gratitude but also to keep you involved with us, either directly or indirectly;
- All donations of 100 US$ will give the right to include you, or another person upon request by the donor, in a special ceremony held by the three of us for blessings, good health, prosperity and love. This will be a special ceremony, where several shamanic practices from different cultures are being combined to facilitate remote healing.
- All donations of 150 US$ will give the right to participate in one plant medicine ceremony here in the Sacred Valley in Cusco, Peru to the donor or another person appointed by the donator once the state of emergency in Peru had ended.
- All donations of 250 US$ will give the right to 2 x one hour of video conference one on one with Ronald, where you can ask *anything* related to plant medicines, your personal situation, pre and post integration, etc. This can also be transferred to another person appointed by the donor.
- All donations of 500 US$ will give you an unique and original handmade ceremonial Q’ero style Poncho from Alpaca wool, made and blessed by Nicolas himself. We will sent that to you, no matter where you are in the world.
But of course, all donations are welcome.
I will personally take care that the money will be distributed fairly among us, your gift means a lot to us and makes it possible to continue our work with plant medicines. So that we, at the end, can continue to help others.
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for your donation!
Thank You ! / Gracias ! / Solpayki Urpichay sonqoy ! / Dankjewel !