Educational Gardens in Santa Clara

It’s Friday morning in the native community of Santa Clara. The grey blanket of clouds over the permaculture site doesn’t promise anything but rain. Still, classrooms of the nearby primary school are empty and the students are outside, grouped around a square that has been marked out in the permaculture site attached to the school. That square will become the educational garden (biohuerta) for the pupils. The children are gathered to decide the shape of different areas in the huerta and to start tracing them with twine and small tree branches. The suspicious and shy looks of the kids at … Continue reading Educational Gardens in Santa Clara

Madres por Decisión y No por Desinformación

“Somos madres engañadas” me decía una de las 3 madres que nos acompañó durante el último taller de Nomabaon Nete (Chicas para el Mundo) que hicimos en la comunidad de shipibo de Pahoyán del 12 al 16 de Julio. “Nosotras no sabíamos que podíamos quedar embarazadas”. “Por eso, ustedes tienen que estudiar, no salgan embarazadas tan jovencitas”, concluyó en su idioma otra de las madres que está por dar a luz a su sexto hijo. Que yo salí embarazada a los 14 años nos decía, que luego de dar a luz a mi primera hija tuve que quedarme en el … Continue reading Madres por Decisión y No por Desinformación

Two New Projects: The ‘Small Two-Women-Wandering Clinic’ and ‘Lastenia’s Book’

In March 2016, we began work on two exciting and important initiatives, which are a continuing unfolding of the work we have been engaged in here for over five years and an indication of the strength of the relationships we … Continue reading Two New Projects: The ‘Small Two-Women-Wandering Clinic’ and ‘Lastenia’s Book’