Saturday, December 23, 2017

Happy Holidays and an Amazon Pueblo update

Happy Holidays from Amazon Pueblo!
Thank you to all of our friends and supporters during the past year.  It was difficult at times, but we are adapting our program and moving forward in 2018.  Fortune favors the bold.

A platano Christmas tree.
Project update
A new newsletter service
First off: We are using a new newsletter service.  It is called Benchmark Email.  They help us to send out information more easily and to better comply with anti-spam policies.  If you no longer wish to receive the newsletter/updates, you may now unsubscribe! email address
We have restarted using our domain name for email.  Our new newsletters will also use this domain.  The first example is:  Try it out and send me a message.

Sponsor a Student program
For 2018 we have sponsors for 14 Amazonian students, six more than last year.  Four of the new students are from La Libertad.  One is from Leticia, and one is from Tabatinga, Brazil.  Tabatinga shares a border with Leticia.  That makes our Sponsor a Student program multinational!  If we find another sponsor for this year, we would like to enroll a student from Peru.  Do you want to sponsor a student?  There is still time, CLICK HERE!

In a village classroom.
Traffickers update
Our contacts in the village have said the narcotics traffickers have not returned to La Libertad.  The village has heard nothing from them since the police raided their compound and burned the coca fields in October.

NOT the actual photo of the fields in back of the village.

Elections for a new village chief
The old village chief is being replaced (due to term limits) with a new chief.  The voting date is Sunday, December 24.  Hopefully a good leader will be chosen.

The town meeting hall is called a Maloka.

Late Christmas Dinner
I will return to the Amazon after the new year. When I am in the village we are planning a late Christmas dinner.  Thank you to all the people who donated on the Google One Today app!  Without their help the dinner would not be possible.

From Christmas, 2016.  I will upload pictures from Christmas 2017 in late January.

I hope to have the next update with the latest news towards the end of January.  Thank you for reading!

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