Kichwa Cultural Center MUYUMI KANKI

"You Are the Seed." Muyumi Kanki. 

 

The indigenous-led Kichwa Cultural Center Muyumi Kanki has recommenced its cultural educational mission by producing a weekly radio program featuring guest speakers on Kichwa cultural topics. You can listen to their program Kaypimi Kanchik online weekend mornings from 7:00 to 9:00 on Radio Publica Cotacachi 93.5 FM.

 

In March, Muyumi Kanki received $3000 from generous donors through our 2021 Chicken Project to purchase live chickens, coops, wire, food and training so that communities can raise them for eggs and/or revenue to support needy families.  They will be building new chicken farms in the rural Cotacachi communities of El Cercado, San Pedro and Cumpas Conte.

 

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You can designate that your contribution go to support the Muyumi Kanki Kichwa Cultural Center.

The donate button will take you to our Paypal donation site. If you prefer, you can donate by check or by cash in the US or Ecuador. In the US, mail your check made out to Wichana Foundation at 17 N Cottenet St. Irvington NY 10533. Please note if you have a preferred project for your donation. For information on how to make cash donations or donations in Ecuador, please email info@wichana.org.

ABOUT US >

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. 

CURRENT PARTNER PROJECTS

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 

Our Women's Advisory Committee provides us with 

guidance from the outstanding women leaders of our partner projects. The members  provide one another with mutual support, thoughtful project analysis, organizational tools, shared dreams and sisterly encouragement.

Their guidance for the foundation's direction is vital to our success. It is rooted in their deep understanding of the needs of the families and communities they serve through their service organizations in Cotacachi and Otavalo.

Martha Chavez of Mojanidta Curubi Health Center

Koya Valencia of Muyumi Kanki Kichwa Cultural Center

Dra. Kaya Alta of K'allam'p

Urku Deborah May of Wichana Foundation

Salome Alvear of Place of Hope Lugar de Esperanza

Aidayadira Saavedraoyagata of K'allam'p

Alli Tolbert, Facilitator, Wichana Foundation

Rosita Cabezas of Mojandita Curubi Health Center

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

CONTACT >

T: 917-273-0360 

E: info@wichana.org

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