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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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  • Indigenous Artisenal Enterprise Development Intern - Internship

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    July 31, 2014
    Villa Carmen, Cusco, Peru
    We are looking for motivated, enthusiastic and adventurous interns to join us in the Amazon jungle and help support the growth of this budding social enterprise...
  • Conservation Biology Research and Monitoring - Internship

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    July 31, 2014
    Villa Carmen, Cusco, Peru
    Interns in this team will work to sustainably manage and monitor the 7500 acres of virgin Amazonian rainforest at Villa Carmen. As one of the most biodiverse ar...
  • Sustainable Agriculture Development - Internship

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    July 31, 2014
    Villa Carmen, Cusco, Peru
    Sustainable Agriculture Development interns will have the chance to gain a deep knowledge of Amazonian farming techniques and plants. They will work with staff ...

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Quito, Provincia de Napo, Ecuador


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