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Kaya Foundation, Lewisville,

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Address: po box 25
Lewisville, 27023  
United States
Is 501(c)(3) nonprofit certified by the IRS?: Yes
Number of Volunteers Serving Nationally: 5
Number of People Being Served: 300
EIN: 27-4477339
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Mission Statement


Promoting Rural Banking, entrepreneurship and conservation in the Amazon Region of Ecuador

Description


The Kaya foundation is a registered 501 3c charitable organization that specializes in tropical rainforest preservation and sustainable community development. Our approach to conservation is unique in that we work with families who already own parcels of rainforest and plan to exploit the land. We have dissuaded deforestation of these lands through the establishment of community banks who offer low-interest micro-loans to families in exchange for their contractually bound agreement to preserve the rainforest they own. These loans give families access to vital resources and break the link between deforestation and socio-economic impoverishment. Currently, we have established two of these “communal forest banks” in the highly bio-diverse Napo province of the Ecuadorian Amazon, which is adjacent to the UNESCO Volcan Sumaco Bio-sphere reserve.

The Kaya foundation is a registered 501 3c charitable organization that specializes in tropical rainforest preservation and sustainable community development. Our approach to conservation is unique in that we work with families who already own parcels of rainforest and plan to exploit the land. We have dissuaded deforestation of these lands through the establishment of community banks who offer low-interest micro-loans to families in exchange for their contractually bound agreement to preserve the rainforest they own. These loans give families access to vital resources and break the link between deforestation and socio-economic impoverishment. Currently, we have established two of these “communal forest banks” in the highly bio-diverse Napo province of the Ecuadorian Amazon, which is adjacent to the UNESCO Volcan Sumaco Bio-sphere reserve.

Mission Statement: Promoting Rural Banking, entrepreneurship and conservation in the Amazon Region of Ecuador

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