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Fundación Runa

Nonprofit or community organization

Last modified: December 5, 2012, 5:55 PM

Description

Runa is a hybrid social enterprise, composed of both forprofit and non-profit organizations in the US and Ecuador. Runa works with indigenous people to share the secrets of the Amazon by creating new markets for products they produce. One of these secrets is Guayusa ("gwhyyou-sa"), a native Amazonian tree leaf that has been brewed like tea by indigenous communities as a source of energy and nutrition for thousands of years. By producing Fair Trade guayusa, Runa creates positive impact using a unique breadth of organizational capacity and flexibility. Our triple bottom line mission: planet, people, profit, works towards rainforest conservation, creation of profitable livelihoods, and promotion of the ancient wisdom of native cultures.

Fundación Runa is the non-profit branch of Runa based in Ecuador. We aim to provide tools and resources to indigenous communities and farmers' associations, working towards their vision of sustainable development in the Ecuadorian Amazon. We focus on community development and environmental management.

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  • Sustainable Agricultural Design - Internship

    Last updated:
    October 20, 2014
    Location:
    Tarapoto, Región de San Martín, Peru
    Description:
    Agriculture is vital to life in the communities surrounding Tarapoto, Peru. The new Rios Nete Research and Healing Center plans to establish an integrated agrof...
  • Public Health and Traditional Medicine Internship - Internship

    Last updated:
    October 20, 2014
    Location:
    Tarapoto, Región de San Martín, Peru
    Description:
    Public Health interns will work with communities around the town of Tarapoto to better understand access to healthcare and the interplay between traditional hea...
  • Participatory Community Development Planning Internship - Internship

    Last updated:
    October 20, 2014
    Location:
    Tarapoto, Región de San Martín, Peru
    Description:
    We are looking for interns to help us plan and carry out community based development projects. This internship provides the opportunity to learn about various q...

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Website:
http://www.fundacionruna.org
Address:
Quito, Provincia de Napo, Ecuador

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