Welcome to Kushi Waira's Website

Kushi Waira is a division of the Jambi Runa Community Health Foundation. The Jambi Runa Foundation operates in six communities of the Tarqui Parish, Azuay Province, Ecuador including the San Francisco, Chilcachapar and Chilcatotoras Communities..

It is a non-profit organization with the following Vision in the indigenous communities of Ecuador:

To provide a better life by

  Encouraging community participation, solidarity, and reciprocity

  Promoting Community Health & Wellness

  Strengthening our Communities - Preventing Migration

  Strengthening our Cultural Identity

  Creating Sustainable Sources of Income

The organization allows men and women, farmers, and indigenous organizations to help promote health by running local tourism programs (at Kushi Waira), producing and selling Cheese (at Nukanchik Kawsay), and sharing the local culture (at Mama Kinua).

Kushi Waira is in operation to help fulfill that vision. The Center operates several community micro-tourism programs that provide employment for indigenous locals. Twenty percent of the income produced from the cultural center is used to provide healthcare for children, elderly, and pregnant women.

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