Kichwa Cultural Center MUYUMI KANKI

"You Are the Seed." Muyumi Kanki. This new cultural center is a unique space in Cotacachi in the Ecuadorian Andes, where runa children are inspired by indigenous cultural activists to feel pride in speaking and reading their native language: Kichwa.

If you love the Kichwa culture and personally support indigenous-led cultural revitalization work, please help the not-for-profit center now during its start-up phase.


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


The Wichana Foundation was started in the fall of 2019 by Peter Bernstein, Sarah Cox and Urku Yucharik to support community-based programs in Ecuador that benefit the health, education and culture of community members. Our current primary projects are; supporting the Mojandita Curubi Centro de Salud, a rural health center just outside of Otavalo; supporting the newly formed Muyumi Kanki Kichwa Cultural Center, in Cotacachi, that focuses on teaching Kichwa (the local indigenous language) to community members, and: supporting K'allam'p, an organization that teaches sustainable agriculture, health and nutrition to indigenous communities. We are a US tax-exempt organization (501(c)(3)) so contributions are tax deductible as permitted by applicable law.


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