My name is Fredy Velásquez, I’m from Mallama, Nariño, in Colombia. This is a green land, with many rivers, a land of good people that’s been suffering as a result of the violent conflict. An area where all the indigenous communities have been seriously affected.
We have suffered from forced displacement due to the armed conflict that occurs. It’s a total shame that this keeps happening in such a beautiful land.
I have focused my life and I’m prepared to give it all to do whatever it takes to find a solution to this situation of violence in this area.
We have the natural resources, and a magical place that we can develop with whoever wants to listen and support my dream:
The AWAVÍ project:
AWAVÍ is the native language of the Awá people that has inhabit this land from the beginning of their times.
The project proposes:
- Generate environmental and ecological awareness through educational activities, the recovery and preservation of the land in question.
- Promote ecotourism through a unique experience with nature, providing camping areas, ecological walks, hikes, and kayaking.
- Involve the community rescuing their cultural values and the ethnic importance of the Awá people.
- The construction of a meeting place in which we can call for dialogue, where people can visit from everywhere in the world and feel connected to a community, in which we can find our roots once again, find our essence, in which the whole world can have access to the ancestral medicines that our mother earth offers (yagé, peyote, san pedro, ayawasca, pildé, tabaco, and swet lodge)
Help me make this dream a reality.
If you are interested or know someone who might be, please contact me.