This pandemic response project provides the most vulnerable local indigenous families and elders with everything they need to begin earning income from the sale of eggs and mature chickens within just six months: young chicks, chicken feed, vitamins and wire fencing to keep out dogs. The recipients are selected in cooperation with each community's leaders.

Your donation to the Wichana Foundation supports the "Reactivation of the Family Economy Project" of the Muyumi Kanki Kichwa Cultural Center (Cotacachi) and the Mojandita Curubi Health Center (Otavalo), two of our partner organizations with track records in pandemic emergency food distribution here  in the Andes of Ecuador.  

Both indigenous-led organizations depend on support from individual donors.


Please donate to them through the Chicken Project of the Wichana Foundation, a 501(C)3 charitable organization based in New York.  


Please contribut whatever you can to help hungry neighbors without adequate income of food. Even a small donation of $10 can buy several baby chicks for a new farm.  

Thank you! Yupaychanchik.

Click here to donate to Chicken Project


Wichana Foundation was started in the fall of 2019 by Peter Bernstein, Sarah Cox and Urku Deborah May to support community-based programs in Ecuador that benefit the health, education and culture of community members. We raise funds through individual donations, grants and by selling artisanal crafts. 


Mojandita Curubi Centro de Salud, a rural health clinic just outside of Otavalo  

Muyumi Kanki Kichwa Cultural Center, an indigenous-led organization in Cotacachi focusing on the revitalization of  Kichwa culture and language

K'allam'p, an indigenous-led project working to educate rural indigenous communities on sustainable farming techniques, nutrition and other public health issues. 

Place of Hope, a volunteer organization providing breakfast and food delivery to hundreds of the poorest elders of Cotacachi and the surrounding communities.

Siona Community of Cuyabeno fundraiser for emergency food and medicine for indigenous people in the Amazon region of Ecuador 

The Wichana Foundation is a US tax-exempt organization (501(c)(3)) so contributions are tax deductible as permitted by applicable law.


T: 917-273-0360 

E: info@wichana.org

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