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.
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.