“Water is Life” phase 2 – Clean Water for the Yawanawa People

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    raised of €50,000.00 goal
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Total: €25,018.00
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'Water is life' project

Fundraiser campaign in support of the Yawanawa People of Mutum Phase II

by Curawaka, WaterNow, Mose & Nixi Music

Having clean water to drink is the most basic need for human health yet today more than 30 % of the world's population lack access to clean drinking water. Water is life and a fundamental human right.

The Yawanawa people live in the North-East part of Brazil. They are one of the many tribes in the region whose living conditions are severely affected by the impact of modern civilization. They are blessed with the lush Amazon jungle as their home and vital source.

Indigenous People make up less than 5% of the world’s population, yet hold more than 80% of the entire world’s biodiversity on their lands

Its people mastered the art of living in nature without destroying it, yet their culture, water and basic living conditions are severely challenged by the negative impact that modern industries have on the Amazon basin. Mining companies, wood loggers and industrial farming have threatened the lives of indigenous peoples in the Amazon for many years. However, these past couple years have been particularly difficult for the indigenous populations.

It is time for us to give back.

One of the greatest needs in the Yawanawa village Mutum is access to clean drinking water. The community has gotten all its drinking water traditionally from the river Rio Gregorio, but due to the cities and industries that are getting closer, the rivers are polluted and not safe to drink. The Brazilian government has provided a well for the villages, but the supply is limited and the water is not at all clean enough to meet proper standards of drinking water. We wish to give the Yawanawa people of Mutum a hand with improving their quality of water and thus their standard of living.


Who are we?

We are Curawaka, a world music group who has been spending a lot of the time in various indigenous communities in the Amazon, whose ancestral music and culture have inspired us immensely.

We feel the strong urge to give a hand to our friends in the indigenous communities in this difficult time. We have supported the communities financially already with funds coming from selling our CDs, yet we feel we can do more. To have clean water and general protection for the planet´s waters is a main prayer in our hearts and lives.

The name "Curawaka" means "heal the water" in Yawanawa language!


Curawaka in Mutum, 2015

Curawaka & WaterNow

We are happy to be partnering with WaterNow, an amazing organization dedicated to improving conditions of drinking water for indigenous peoples all over the planet. A group of inspired environmentalists and engineers who were brought together by the shared vision of global water accessibility.

Since 2016 they have worked on water solutions in the Amazon rainforest, serving the Huni Kuin and Yawanawa people. In 2016, 2019 and 2022, they installed holistic village utility systems with solar systems.

“Our mission is simple: to have Clean Water Access for all people, especially focusing on indigenous villages and communities that might not have the resources or technology to be able to implement these systems by themselves” - WaterNow


WaterNow in Mutum, 2022

We are going back to Mutum!

After the very successful completion of the ‘Water is Life’ project installing a 4 stage water filtration system in Aldeia Mutum, Curawaka and WaterNow are going back to the jungle!

On the request of Chief Matsini and Tashka Yawanawa we plan on returning to Rio Gregório in May 2023 for a bigger and even more impactful phase 2:

Objectives for Phase II

  1. Our main objective is to serve 36,728 inhabitants and their guests clean drinking water for the upcoming 30 years by installing water filters for 100 family houses and community areas.

  2. We will provide over 1,000,000 liters of clean drinking water per village.

  3. We will improve their Energy independence by installing larger solar systems to avoid usage of generators for their water systems and thus avoid negative impact on the environment.
  4. We aim for long term impact for the community by integrating the water technology in the local community via education and system integration.
  5. We will install a minimum of 10 new filtration systems and 4 new sanitation systems.

To make this possible we need to raise 50,000 dollars



We are very grateful for being able to serve with an even bigger impact.

We will do our best to share this campaign wide and far to hopefully be able to gather the funds necessary to be able to make this possible.


Bends to connect the water storage tank to the main water pipeline for the project, Mutum 2022

Trying the clean drinking water from the community kitchen tap, Mutum 2022

WaterNow team installing the UV filter, Mutum 2022


What your donation goes toward

  • $10,000 donation provides a New deep water well (30-50 m) that will serve up to 1000 people clean water
  • $5,000 donation provides a 2 large 4 stage water filter system and 2 storage tanks.
  • $2,500 donation provides a Sustainable Energy solution such as Solar pumps and panels.
  • A $1,000 donation provides a Grey Water Conservation System and creates 100,000 liters of clean water serving 33,000 people for 1 day (3 L/day) or 1,111 people for 1 month and 93 people (30 families) for 1 year.
  • $250 donation provides 5,000L storage tank for the village and 25 water bottles. 23 people (5-8 families) clean water for a month.
  • $100 donation provides 1000m piping for community
  • $50 donation provides 5 people drinkable water for a month



We have been incredibly lucky on the project to be supported by the amazing artist and DJ Mose, who has made for the occasion a remix of the song «Te Nande», recorded by Curawaka, which they learned during their time spent with the Yawanawa tribe of Mutum, also featured on our album «Call of the Wild». Mose is a unique and brilliant artist who has brought the frequency of medicine and healing to the conscious dancefloor. He finds a way to fuse the organic elements of tribal traditions with modern production techniques in order to create an entrancing journey for both relaxed listeners and those eager to embody the movement. In order to support this campaign, Mose will gift a free digital download of his epic remix track to supporters of the campaign. He will even gift his entire discography for donations over 100 euros! Curawaka will gift a free digital download of our album «Call of the Wild» to everyone who makes a contribution to the campaign of 12 euros or more.


Mose supports the campaign


Nixi Music, record label of medicine music artists such as Curawaka, Chandra Lacombe and Ayla Shafer, has offered to release the «Curawaka -Te Nande (Mose Remix)» track without charging any of the normal administrative fees, so that maximal revenue for online streaming platforms can go to the Yawanawa people, even after the campaign is finished.



Water is life!

This is a continuation of the vision and work of their ancestors: Matsinis's father (Raimundo Luis Tui Kuru Ãnihãu Xinã Yawanawa) and grandfather (Tata) the last Shaman of the elders.

We are so grateful for all the support and keep fighting and praying for a free and fair world, where Mother Nature and all her children live in peace, harmony, creativity, abundance and in alliance with each other.

Thank you for every single person contributing to this campaign, may your lives be blessed and your generosity come back in hundred folds.

Water is a gift, water is sacred, Water is life!

With love,

Curawaka - www.curawaka.com
WaterNow - www.waternow.us
Mose - www.mosemusic.com
Nixi Music - www.niximusic.com


IMPORTANT! Please make sure to write your e-mail address if you wish to claim an award, otherwise we have no way of getting in touch with you afterwards! Thank you!



Rewards

Exclusive pre-release of «Curawaka -Te Nande (Mose Remix)» - digital download

62 Backers
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62 Backers

Curawaka´s album "Call of the Wild" (digital download)

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Curawaka "Water is Life" Limited Edition Glass Water Bottle

30 Backers

Mose Full Discography (54 releases, including "Te Nande") and Curawaka "Call of the Wild" (digital downloads)

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Professional Shamanic Drum (in reindeer skin) handmade by Alberto Arroyo from Curawaka

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Fundraising Team

  • Curawaka and WaterNow
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  • Campaign Owner
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  • NO
  • Alba Montejano
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  • Social media manager

Donors

  • Guest
  • Donated on Jun 29, 2022
€15.00
  • Rosaly Van Dansik
  • Donated on Jun 28, 2022
  • Thanks for all that you do

€15.00
  • Guest
  • Donated on Jun 13, 2022
€10.00
Sep 27

Epic success! Report from WaterNow

Update posted by Curawaka and WaterNow at 12:01 pm

Epic success - Water is Life project in the Brazilian Amazon!Dear friends, supporters and collaborators, as the autumn equinox heralds the new season it is time to look back with gratitude on the summer. This summer brought celebration but also drought, with water use restrictions across the globe showing the. . . . .

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Sep 27

"Water is Life" campaign is a success!

Update posted by Curawaka and WaterNow at 11:49 am

Dear friends!We are so happy to share with you that the Water is Life campaign is a success! The Yawanawa people of Mutum has clean drinking water at last. WaterNow went to the village in June/July this summer to install the water systems as promised, and they delivered! You may. . . . .

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Feb 23

We are moving to Phase 2!

Update posted by Curawaka and WaterNow at 04:16 pm

After one year we have managed to gather almost enough funds to start the installation of water filters in Mutum. We are now launching the SECOND PART of the campaign in order to raise another 5000 EUROS, which we need to complete Phase Two, which is to install the drinking. . . . .

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Donors & Comments

250 donors
  • Guest
  • Donated on Jun 29, 2022
€15.00
  • Rosaly Van Dansik
  • Donated on Jun 28, 2022
  • Thanks for all that you do

€15.00
  • Guest
  • Donated on Jun 13, 2022
€10.00
  • Robin Clements
  • Donated on May 12, 2022
  • Gracias Familia, por tanta medicina <3 En Apoyo siempre estaremos

€100.00
  • Patricia Sainz de Rozas
  • Donated on May 10, 2022
  • We pray for healing, blessings on the water, we pray for the well-being of the indigenous peoples of the Amazon and for their wisdom to be preserved and shared. Aho

€20.00
  • Guest
  • Donated on May 10, 2022
€30.00
  • Ko Ariëns
  • Donated on May 08, 2022
€100.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on May 07, 2022
€1000.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Apr 28, 2022
€20.00
  • Anonymous
  • Donated on Apr 28, 2022
€100.00
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€13,887
raised of €50,000.00 goal
27% Funded
250 Donors
Raised offline: €11,131.00
Total: €25,018.00

Help this ongoing fundraising campaign by making a donation and spreading the word.