Yes. This is another raise funds for a family you dont know fund, but i believe with all my heart, this time, we owe it to them.
As some of you have heard, Maestra Olivia, a respected and gifted elder from the shipibo tribe was murdered outside her home by a TOURIST on the 19th April 2018 in Pucallpa, Peru, Amazon.
This was not only a massive loss to her family but to the shipibo community as a whole.
An elder, such as Olivia carried with her such ancient knowledge of the sacred ayahuasca plant medicine , a shaman like this is irreplaceable.
She dedicated her life to serve and heal the community, foreigners and the world today.
The team of curanderos included Olivia, her daughter, Virginia and her partner, venito, together they worked as a powerful trio to heal and help all those who came to them.
Virginia and Venito are not only left with the ashes of there mother, but a massive problem on there hands...They work from there humble retreat/healing center which just recently suffered a natural disaster where a massive tree fell down and blocked the entire entrance to the land. They need to raise funds in order to remove the tree. On top of that they could do with some extra cash to fix up there retreat and make it hospitable. They need money to buy sleeping mats, buckets, pillows, candles, incense, mapacho and all the ceremonial requirements that they just cannot afford.
I spent a few weeks in the Amazon with the this indegenous family, i was shocked at how little supplies they have, even running water is a luxury they do not have, drinking water is accessible but a 2km walk away, They do not have electricity and food is bought at the local market which is 10km away. Although accustomed to it, there life is hard. During ceremony we had to borrow buckets, i had to buy all of the supplies, we slept on the floor. None of this mattered because they are such gifted healers that it is all worth the hardship. However if they could offer the very few basic comforts such as simple mattresses, buckets, candles, mosquito repelant, mapacho, incense, pillows etc they would be able to hold better ceremonies. They need funds for these things.
This family have suffered a massive loss of a very sacred family member, they face many hardships daily and now, have had to spend all of there money on there mothers funeral costs.
My intention is to raise funds for them so that they can remove the massive tree, rebuild there healing center and continue to serve and heal the world today.
These shamans are such a gift to society and we need to protect them and support them now, more than ever that there heritage and wisdom is getting lost.
This beautiful tribe opened there hearts and humble homes, intending to heal the sick western society, in return, they have lost there abuelita, there great grandmother.
Lets come together and help this beautiful family that have suffered so unnecessarily.
If native people, who have such little money, can open there hearts for us, i believe we, western society can do the same.
A little goes a long way and anything will help. Think of the 5 dollars you would probably spend on your coffee today, maybe sacrifice one coffee and send them the money. That would be a tremendous help.
Please open your hearts and help better the lives of this extraordinary family.