Welcome to Sumak Allpa
Sumak Allpa is a non-profit foundation based in the Amazon rainforest in Ecuador.
We are working to expand our ability to preserve and support endangered indigenous peoples and their culture, language, and traditional way of life in the Ecuadorian Amazon region.
We are also dedicated to restoring the environmental health of the seriously degraded jungle ecosystem and the wildlife that depend on it.
Please explore our website to learn more about our work and the ways you can support us. We are currently seeking direct volunteers.
One of the project's main objectives is to educate indigenous people, during five years elementary school was supported by the foundation now days Sumak Allpa elementary school, has been relocated on "Loma del Tigre" community. The school curriculum emphasizes environmental and cultural education.
Besides our important education project, the same island also includes the rehabilitation of seven species of endangered primates. With sufficient numbers of each species, they will be re-populating into their original habitats.