Emergency grant : Supporting the remote village of Pungmo (Nepal) to restore its earthquake-damaged Amchi clinic and strengthen itself to conserve the local environment.
Amchi is an ancient medical tradition that makes use of herbal medicine and is strongly related to religious beliefs (i.e. Bon and Buddhism), community rituals and the practice of art and astrology. The Amchi clinic of the remote Pungmo village … Read more
Supporting the small community of Uvinje (Tanzania) in their long battle to secure the rightful ownership of their village land
Uvinje is a tiny coastal community located 135 km north of Dar es Salaam since the 17th century. The community has weathered multiple challenges, including a dramatic decline in fishing due to depletion of stocks by commercial enterprises. Today, it … Read more
Gram Swaraj– a civil society organization in Odisha, in the east coast of India– works to address core issues of ecological restoration, self governance and human development. Presently the organisation focuses efforts in Similipal biosphere reserve (Mayurbhnaj district), a large … Read more
‘Oran’ is a term used for a local « micro » biodiversity reserve at village level, often harbouring the shrine of a local goddess or deity. Such local forests vary in size from a hundred to five hundred bighas (about … Read more
This initiative provides support to two events where indigenous leaders will be strengthened in their struggle to secure the right to live in their customary territories. The first event is a mobilization, to be held in the second half of … Read more
The indigenous peoples of Leco de Apolo, reconstituted in 1996, establishes the Indigenous Organisation of the Leco de Apolo Peoples (CIPLA) in 1997. CIPLA represents 21 communities and a population of 4000 inhabitants. In 1997, it requests from the Bolivian … Read more
Strengthening ASAPP (Association Solidaire d’Action et Proposition de Petén) in terms of food security, nutrition and health, environmental conservation, organisation and economic solidarity.
The conquest and permanent submission of the Itza people since 1967, and the loss of their institutions … Read more
The Agta Dumagat of the southern Sierra Madre mountain range, in the Philippines, are one of the ancient Negrito ethnic groups with a hunter gatherer background.
Until very recently, the only “educational content” available to Agta Dumagat children was entirely … Read more
A General Assembly in the aftermath of Typhoon Hayan: solidarity and wise planning for the Tagbanua of the Calamian group of islands
Baranggay Banuang Daan, Coron Island — April 7 – 9, 2014
This post-emergency PKF grant was agreed … Read more
Small emergency relief for the Coron Island’s communities battered by Typhoon Hayan (The Philippines)
After the disastrous passage of Typhoon Hayan, in December 2013, the Foundation helped the Tagbanwa villages in Coron Island to rebuild their 50-seater boat used for tourism operations. The boat—which was the main source of community income and had been … Read more