The Araona Foundation

The Araona are a group of indigenous South Americans living in one of the most remote areas of the Amazon in northern Bolivia. In 1900, two families escaped enslavement, returning to their traditional territory. Isolated, they slowly rebuilt their community; preserving their language and culture. Now, one hundred years later, they struggle for their place in society.

The Araona Foundation is a non-profit charity dedicated to improving the quality of life for these families. Helping them survive and strengthen their community.


Please help make a difference. Your tax-deductible donation will fund:


Education: For the first time they have a teacher, one of their own. They need books, supplies, and guidance to bring literacy to adults and children.

Healthcare: The nearest hospital is two weeks travel by river boat, or 2 hours by plane. The Araona Foundation helps defray transportation costs in the event of emergencies, medical treatment costs, and supports basic health education programs.

Economic Development: Barely self sufficient the Araona have natural resources that need to be protected and used wisely. The Araona Foundation will assist in maximizing the utility of the opportunities the Araona have. For instance, their biggest commodity is brazil nuts. With a brazil nut press, they could process and trade the more valuable brazil nut oil.


Mail to:
The Araona Foundation
12004 Tweed Lane
Bowie, MD 20715

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