Yanapuma Foundation is an Ecuadorian and UK registered non-governmental organization working together with local and international partners to bring about lasting change for the marginalized and indigenous people of Ecuador. By clicking on each section below you can learn more about what they stand for and what they do.
Principles: They are guided by 6 principles - Sustainability, Social Justice, Respect (for the actors), Freedom, Transparency, and Professionalism. They are partly self-funding through their own Spanish School and volunteer activities.
History: Yanapuma Foundation was created in August of 2006 to be an independent, and partly self-funding NGO, motivated by a collective sense of social and environemntal responsibility. The foundation is dedicated to improving the social and ecological conditions of marginalized sectors of the Ecuadorian population.
Methodology: They take an integrated and participatory approach to sustainable community development that relies on collaboration over the long-term, encouraging members to be the drivers of their own development.
Strategies: As a relatively small organization they recognize that they must collaborate with other Non-Governmental Organizations, community groups, Universities, volunteer groups and government agencies. The strategy is to work in a participatory manner together with these groups to realize integrated sustainable projects
4 axes: They identify 4 principal areas of involvment: Agriculture and the Environment, Health, Education and Sustainable Economies.