Female leadership ignites tropical rainforest recovery in the Amazon
Tropical rainforests make up 6% of land on Earth—and provide 20% of the Earth’s oxygen. 1% for the Planet Member Chiki Chiki Boom Boom is working with Rainforest Partnership to recover remote parts of the Amazon and ensure that their products are sourced from regenerative farms in Ecuador. Their business model doesn’t compromise on ethics, driving fair compensation to farmers and prioritizing conservation from top to bottom of the supply chain.
Choosing Rainforest Partnership as their environmental partner had everything to do with core values and the organization’s mission to protect rainforests and the local indigenous communities that call them home. Rainforest Partnership offers support to frontline communities across South America with a focus on female leadership—lifting up those most impacted by the climate crisis.
Chiki Chiki Boom Boom supports Rainforest Partnership’s Women of Rio Napo project, which works alongside five Kichwa communities in Ecuador to aid in women-led bio-enterprises. Oil and mining companies are displacing Amazonian people and threatening the essential ecosystems that call the forest home. The project is meant to address these issues by creating sustainable income sources and inspiring female leadership.
“Empowered and resourced communities have a much higher capacity to resist pressures from outside forces or take actions to prevent encroachment on their land.” – Olivia Johnson, Sustainability & Social Impact Intern of Chiki Chiki Boom Boom
Giving toward the Women of Rio Napo project has ignited financial independence for over 100 indigenous Kichwa women. Throughout their partnership, Chiki Chiki Boom Boom has aided in long-term economic resilience that will strengthen Amazonian communities’ capacity to protect the rainforests they live near.
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