SIREJ would like to thank CIPCA, the indigenous women cusieras (cusi harvesters/collectors) in Momené community located in Guarayos Territory, and Arminda Uramungar who is a representative of the Central de Mujeres Indígenas de Momené for this beautiful video. Thank you for taking a moment to share with us this video and welcoming us into your community.
SIREJ raised funds last summer to help alleviate some of the negative health and economic impacts of COVID-19. Funds were divided equitably across four indigenous peoples of Bolivia (Ayoreo, Guaraní, Guarayo and Monkox/Chiquitano). A number of communities benefited from the funds including Urubichá, Yaguaru, and Lomerio which is composed of 27 communities represented by CICOL (Central Indígena de Comunidades Originarias de Lomerío) a local indigenous organization. SIREJ and CIPCA, a local Bolivian NGO, worked together to deliver the donations to the Momené community. With the funds, the community chose to purchase uniform tops with their company logo on them.
SIREJ team is happy to see the funds raised from the COVID-19 Fundraiser go to help out the Yaguarú community in Bolivia and the Yaguarú School of Music. Below is a video with students from the music school and their instructor, Luis Abel Arienda Bazán. SIREJ would like to thank Mr. Bazán and the students for this heartfelt video and allowing us to be a part of your community.
SIREJ raised funds last summer to help alleviate some of the negative health and economic impacts of COVID-19. Donations were then distributed equally to several indigenous communities which included Yaguarú. SIREJ and CIPCA, a local Bolivian NGO, worked together to deliver the donations to the Yaguarú community. With the funds, the community chose to purchase music supplies for the students at the music school.
Our mission is to work collaboratively with indigenous communities in Bolivia, both in person and remotely, to support indigenous rights, environmental justice, gender empowerment, sustainability and autonomy. Through doing so, we will support and uphold sustainable life-ways and communities, gender empowerment and equality, environmental protection, and indigenous rights and autonomy.