Place: Orellana Province: Joya de los Sachas Canton (Pompeya Parish) and Cononaco Canton (Aguarico Parish). Ecuador.
Dates: August – December 2021.
Goal: Improve the income of women and young people in the communities of Block 16 (in the vicinity of Parque Yasuní) through:
- Commercialize an expanded line of products with Waorani cocoa (WAO, chocolate for conservation).
- Expand and commercialize chambira handicrafts (Waorani: handmade).
- Promote tourist activity in the communities.
Beneficiaries: 100 people from the Waorani community (93 women and 7 men).
Title: Improving the quality of life of the Waorani women and youth of Block 16 and the preservation of their culture and natural resources focused on the SDGs.
Funded by: Repsol.
- Waorani women open a store in Quito and prepare their online expansion (Forbes, Spanish).