HELPING THE INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY
The Peruvian Amazon is one of the areas with the lowest purchasing power in Peru. Particularly affected by poverty are the local communities located in the heart of the Amazon. Difficult access to these communities hinders their economic development, plunging them into a wheel of poverty from which it is difficult to escape.
Eywa Lodge Amazonas Project goes beyond a purely environmental initiative. We have a clear social component. We also want to support these local communities and we do this in the following way:
Providing them with work: the lodge was built with the help of local workers and the staff is made up exclusively of local people. Encouraging entrepreneurship. Women from nearby villages sell costume jewellery and decorations, and once a week they come to the lodge to show us their small handcrafted works of art, which guests can purchase. In addition, at the lodge we sell, without making any profit, different objects produced by local artisans.
We also take guests to nearby local communities to see the villages, talk to the locals and buy some handicrafts if they wish to do so. With these initiatives we are helping this much needed area of the Peruvian Amazon.