Saturday, May 7, 2016

Amazon Pueblo Colombian Dinner Fundraiser

On Saturday, June 11, at 4 pm we will be holding a dinner fundraiser in Long Beach!

If any of our project's friends are in the Long Beach, California area and would like to attend, we would love to see you!  Please send an email to to obtain a ticket and for directions to the event.

Are you unable to attend, but willing to help our efforts?  Please visit us here How To Help.

We are starting to sell tickets tomorrow (Mother's Day).

Here is a copy of one of the tickets:

Amazon Pueblo’s goal for fundraising for this summer/fall is a minimum of $6,000 to cover our operations.  The more we can raise above this allows us to provide more services and business development.  Last year we raised over $8,500 in donations (including money from raffles and donations of goods).  Thank you very much to all of our donors!

California Presentation 2015

For this event:

  • We would like people who attended last year’s event and who return this year to learn how their donations were used to help the people of La Libertad.
  • We would like to give new people the opportunity to attend the event and to learn and be able to help La Libertad.
  • We want to make new connection with people and to others who would like to visit us as eco-tourists or to volunteer in the Amazon.
  • We are also looking for people to volunteer from their homes in the states.

Two village children

We are preparing traditional Colombian food:
  • lemonade
  • rice
  • beans
  • fried plantain
  • grilled beef
  • tomato and cucumber salad
  • and hopefully the famous Colombian chicken/potato stew ajiaco!

We can ask people for a suggested donation of $10 dollars/meal.

Ajiaco Stew

We will give a brief introductory overview for people who did not see the presentation from the previous year.  Then we will elaborate what we did during the past year, the things that we learned, and what we plan for the coming year.  At the end we will hold a question/answer session.

Items for Sale
We will also have handcrafts, some blowguns, and emerald jewelry to sell.  Yes, we have renewed all of our non-profit fundraising paperwork in California for 2016, and all donations are tax-deductible!

Our newest handcrafts

Emerald earrings