Bianca's Amazon Challenge
Event: GVI Amazon 2012 Huaorani Jungle Challenge on 06/03/2012
Team Members: GVI Ecuador Team
£625.00 raised of £500.00 target
£625.00 raised so far
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Gday everyone! I´m currently working in the Ecuadorian Amazon rainforest with Global Vision International (GVI), and in 3 weeks we´ll be doing a 5 day jungle challenge to raise money for the local environmental projects and communities we support, please help us!
The Challenge: Trekking and kayaking from GVI base camp to the Huaorani community over 5 days. This route has never before been done by gringos!
Day 1: 8 hours of trekking in primary rainforest (trekking from the Napo River, near our base camp to Huaorani tribe territory). Night in jungle hammocks in Wentaro community.
Day 2: 5 hours of jungle hiking. Night in jungle hammocks with Kewediono tribe
Day 3: Full day in Kewediono, where GVI interns teach at the high school. We'll be building a community building for the tribe and visiting the school where donation money will be spent.
Day 4: Full day kayaking down the Shiripuno River to a tent camp near the community of Nenkepare, where we'll camp out and hike to the area's largest waterfall.
Day 5: On our last day, we'll travel by canoe down the Shiripuno river, seeing firsthand along the way the negative effects of oil on the region.
More about what we do:
At GVI Amazon, we do biodiversity monitoring and road effect research on butterflies, mammals, amphib/reptiles & birds in the Yachana Reserve. We also consider environmental education in the local communities as one of our top priorities, working with the people who live in the Amazon to help preserve and protect the region. GVI Amazon volunteers teach English and do environmental education projects with local schools, and our long-term interns work with schools and science/education projects throughout the Amazon region.
The GVI Charitable Trust raises funds to support rural education in the Amazon. With the money, we'll purchase environmental education resources to use in our local schools, and support education initiatives in the Amazon.
The Huaorani communities have been heavily affected and threatened by oil and its various influences in the Amazon for decades. The communities we are visiting stood up and fought back (currently a 27 billion dollar lawsuit is ongoing between the Huaoranis and the oil companies!), and have chosen ecotourism over oil. They set up an ecolodge (Huaorani Lodge) and have worked hard to bring education to their communities. A unique conservation-focused high school was opened by volunteers in the community, and GVI works with them through our internship program.
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Please note that the GVI-CT is separate from GVI and CANNOT be used as a fundraising tool to attend a GVI Program. Working with local grassroots charities and NGOs in over 30 countries across the globe, the GVI-CT manages and fundraises for numerous long-term programs. These further the works of GVI and their partners and aim to alleviate poverty, illiteracy, environmental degradation and climate change through: education; nutrition; conservation, income generation and capacity building.
Sounds incredible Bianca! Go you! xxx
Donation by Eilidh Smith on 20/03/12
+ £2.50 Gift Aid
Super human effort Bianca :) and beautiful photography!
Donation by Rebecca Dracup on 02/03/12
Donation by James Jankowski on 02/03/12
love the pix Bianca you'r the best go go go love Oma
Donation by clazina opdenbrouw on 01/03/12
Poor spider- thats a nasty looking human you have there. Living your dream. XX
Donation by Rata Graeme Berry on 28/02/12
this is definitely just going towards bevys innit?
Donation by Jaggs on 27/02/12
so happy for you, lots of love mum & dad. xxxooo
Donation by Leo op den Brouw on 24/02/12
Donation by Ben Toomy on 23/02/12
+ £6.25 Gift Aid
Inspiring! Both a physical and emotional journey.
Donation by Liz Wade on 22/02/12
Take care Bianca. Lots of love from Gill, Dave Jenny and Daniel xxxx
Donation by Gillian Peters on 22/02/12
+ £12.50 Gift Aid
go go go Bianca i'm so proud off you take care Love OMA
Donation by clazina opdenbrouw on 20/02/12
Donation by Kay Burns on 20/02/12
Good luck Bianca, its lovely to know that you're helping out!
Donation by Sue & John Michell on 19/02/12
Go B! : ) Hope you have a great time xox
Donation by Thea Jones on 16/02/12
Good luck snake girl!
Donation by Anonymous on 14/02/12
+ £5.00 Gift Aid
All the best Bianca, enjoy the experience! We believe in you and all you are sowing into the lives and future of others. Big love. XO
Donation by Cassandra McNamara on 13/02/12
Best of luck hun. Xxxxx
Donation by Richi Peters on 12/02/12
+ £5.00 Gift Aid
Donation by Kieran Lawlor on 12/02/12
What a good story to be part of !
Donation by Mark Michell on 12/02/12
- * Online donations£625.00
- Offline donations£0.00
- Text donations£0.00
- Total raised£625.00
- Gift Aid£31.25
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