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Fundación Runa

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


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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  • Public Health and Traditional Health Internship - Internship

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    April 4, 2014
    Tarapoto, Región de San Martín, Peru
    Description Public Health interns will work with communities around the town of Tarapoto to survey access to healthcare and the interplay between traditional h...
  • Agricultural Cooperative Outreach Internship - Internship

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    April 4, 2014
    Tarapoto, Región de San Martín, Peru
    Description Interns will work with agricultural cooperatives to understand local agricultural practices and their linkages to conservation and natural resource...

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Quito, Provincia de Napo, Ecuador


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