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More Families are Joining this New Way of Making a Living by Restoring their Ecosystems

Actualizado: 4 ene 2022

We are pleased to share with you that another family has joined the group of restorers that collaborate with Humans for Abundance: they are María and Andrés Avilés, their children and their little grandson.

They have a six-hectare farm in the Kichwa community of Mushullakta, in the province of Napo. Their property borders the Sumaco-Napo-Galeras National Park, which has an area of 63 000 km2.

Before joining Humans for Abundance, the Avilés family made their living by selling agricultural products produced traditionally, that is, with chemicals and pesticides. In this way, they earned a very low monthly average: approximately 100 USD. Additionally, in case of great need, they would cut down one of the large native trees that grow on their property. These trees are very valuable in the lumber business; so, even though their sale is illegal, they would cut one down - sometimes at night and in secret - because one tree could represent up to 3000 USD.

Joining Humans for Abundance entails a big change for this family in the way they manage their land, which they will turn into a regenerative far