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Give emergency support to the community of Saweto

Help ensure their safety and access to justice

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100% of your donation will go to the community of Saweto

For the past five years, the community of Saweto has been fighting for justice against all odds.

In 2014, four renowned environmental activist leaders - Edwin Chota, Jorge Rios, Francisco Pineda and Leoncidio Quintisima - were massacred by illegal loggers deep in the Peruvian Amazon.

Recently, two logging comany executives and three loggers have been charged with the murders. While this unprecedented accusation brings hope, it also brings fear of reprisals to this isolated, vulnerable community.

To ensure the safety of the families of the victims, they need to be relocated from their community for several months as the judicial process proceeds.

Your contribution will help ensure the safety of the community of Saweto as the judicial process proceeds.

Your donation will:

  • ensure safe and adequate accomodation in the regional capital of Pucallpa for community members
  • provide for the basic needs of the community members when they are in Pucallpa, including food, medicine, school supplies and travel. These supplies are essential to the wellbeing of the relocted commnity members, since they do not have access to these resources outside of their community.
  • support some of the basic needs of community members who remain in the community of Saweto, given that it is not safe from the community members to leave their village to access all of the resources that they normally use.