Support Sumak Allpa

Help us expand our ability to preserve and support endangered indigenous peoples and their culture, language, and traditional way of life in the Ecuadorian Amazon region. Support us in our struggle to improve the livelihood of countless families of the communities we serve.

We are dedicated to restoring the environmental health of the seriously degraded jungle ecosystem and the wildlife that depend on it. If this is a matter at heart to you, please check out the ways you can help us.

Activism - Worldwide

The project's director, Hector Vargas, was instrumental in helping lead an initiative against oil company and in organizing indigenous people to seek justice for the destruction caused by oil activities. (Read more here)

Join one of the many activism and information networks that operate in the US , in Europe and worldwide. Keep yourself informed about the issues and the players involved in destroying the livelihoods of men and animals alike.

With a higher awareness around the planet, the bad practices performed by many 'Big Oil' companies might change one day.


We invite volunteers to lend a hand on a medium and long-term basis. If you have experience in teaching, animal rehabilitation, project organization or any related field, please contact us straight away.

At the moment, we offer short programs between 1-3 months, which could involve animal monitoring, environmental education classes, reforestations programs, and cultural interaction with the children and their families, etc.

We are a small organization and thus can only host few volunteers who can cover their own expenses. The current estimate for your monthly living costs (housing, food) is 400 USD. If you have existing contacts to organizations, churches or other initiatives, who can sponsor part of your travel and living costs, all the better.

Basic Spanish is required.

Financial Support

Sumak Allpa was approved by the Ecuadorian Ministry Welfare and on May 2010, 17, 2000 and thus is entitled to receive financial contributions from any supporter around the world.

PayPal: You can donate easily and at minimal costs through PayPal. Visit if you don't already have an account. If you have a specific request for how you want your donation to be used, please let us know.

Please note that you need to have funds available on your PayPal account as we cannot accept credit card payments as of yet.

Direct bank transfer:

  • Banco Internacional
  • Account number: 6500878108
  • Account holder: Sumak Allpa Foundation
  • Swift code: binteceq
  • Av. 9 de octubre and cuenca, Orellana - Ecuador

100% of your donation will reach its destination and benefit directly our main organization's education and animal rehabilitation project. Please contact us for specific requests.

Long-Term Support

For bigger financial stability of our project, we are seeking continued grants/funds. Only with recurring payments (from institutions, foundations, organizations etc) we can ensure good long-term planning for our teachers, volunteers and infrastructure needs. If you have advise and/or contacts that can support us in our strive for better financial stability, please contact us. 

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