2018 – Satellite phone enables emergency communication in the Amazon

The Kamaiura people from the Xingu Indigenous Park in Brazil are asking Maloca’s friends for support. With government help fading away, the Kamaiura come to rely more and more on the good will of their friends and allies, in Brazil and abroad. Maloca is striving to respond to the Kamaiura request for a satellite phone….

2017-Documentary about indigenous women healers

Maloca is supporting the making of a unique documentary on women healers. The documentary crew needs help with financing the professional production of a unique documentary that shows the power and wisdom of indigenous women from several regions  of Bolivia: Santa Cruz, La Paz, Cochabamba, Oruro, Potosí, and Tarija. You can support this initiative by…

2015 – Maloca Brings Kamayurá Chief to UN to Tell of Crisis in Amazon

Kamayurá chief tells UN of crisis in the Amazon Chief Kotok of the Kamayurá indigenous people recently addressed the United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues (UNPFII) and described the crisis faced by his people and other indigenous groups in the Amazonian Basin in Brazil. “For those of you who do not know [what is…

2016 – Radio made it in the Kamayura village

The radio station Maloca helped fund is working now in the Kamayura village! The radio made it safely to Brazil where it was received by the Kamayura chief. A friend helped introduce all the necessary frequencies in the radio. It was then transported to the village by boat and installed in the cacique’s house which,…

2015 – Fishing net used during sacred festivities

In 2014, at the request of the Kamayura chief, Maloca organized a successful fundraiser to buy a large fishing net. The fishing net arrived in the Kamayura village in late 2014. In the summer of 2015 I spent 2 weeks in the Kamayura village where I was able to see the fishing net being put…