The Ali Shungu foundation

"IMPROVING THE HEALTH, EDUCATION AND WELL-BEING
OF FIVE ANDEAN INDIGENOUS COMMUNITIES"

The Ali Shungu
Foundation
OTAVALO, ECUADOR

What is Minga?

Help for Five
Indigenous
Communities   
       
The Schools

Scholarship Program

Book Drive

The Water System

Health Clinic and
Education Center


Small Business

Used Clothing Drive

Contributors

References

PROJECTS:
PHOTO SLIDESHOW


What is Minga?

Foundation
Ali Shungu
Home Page

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How to Help

Long Term Plans

The concept of Minga has existed since before Incan rule.  Minga is the gathering of community members to complete a task that benefits all of the community.  It is considered each individuals' obligation to the community.  To earn water rights and community voting rights each member must fulfill the obligation.

In this day and age, the
Mingas are called to repair or maintain the roads, water systems, forests, community landů...and in this case, to build the Health and Education Center.

The mood is always festive despite difficult and demanding labor.

See this Video to
watch a Minga 

PHOTO SLIDESHOW OF  ALI SHUNGU FOUNDATION PROJECTS

If you would like to contribute to one of these projects,
please contact us at help@alishungufoundation.com

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