How an Ecological Crisis Became One Man’s Opportunity

Segundo and his wife in Iquitos

  Segundo Sajami is a 50-year-old resident of the San Francisco community of Iquitos, Peru. He lives with his wife and children and has spent his life working as a fisherman. He and his community have benefited from decades of fish abundance in the Marañón River, however, over the years, he noticed that he was Read More …

A man who found in a radio show a tool to change his life

  Jamner Vela is a family man who lives in the Community of San Francisco, one of the more than 1200 indigenous communities located in Loreto region, Peru (Peruvian Amazon).  As a traditional conservative man, he was used to doing the same activities every single day, and he liked that everything at home stayed the Read More …

Asunción Lozano: From listener to leader

  Asunción Lozano is an Amazonian woman that lives with her husband in the rural community of Nueva Vida.  When you meet Asunción, her vibrant personality and positive energy are the first things that stand out.  Her life at home, however, was far from vibrant or positive.  Asunción’s marriage had been constantly plagued by a Read More …

A woman who handmade her business dream

  Zarela Huanuiri’s story is the incredible proof of how combining empowerment and creativity can create a social impact for the good of a community.  She was able to reinvent herself as an independent businesswoman who encouraged the artisan women of her community of San Jorge (Loreto – Peru) to preserve the natural resources of Read More …