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Learn more about Esperanza de La Selva and their efforts to provide affordable plant medicine and treatments to struggling families in Peru.

Table of Contents:

- Introduction

- What is Esperanza de La Selva

- Their current struggles with water

- How to help

- Why Esperanza

- Nomadic Souljournz Impact

- Dream Addiction Impact


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Water is essential for life, yet access to clean water remains a challenge for many communities around the world. In the heart of the Peruvian Amazon, Esperanza de La Selva has been grappling with this issue for years. To make matters worse the deficit of infrastructure makes keeping and maintaining the water pump   Nomadic Souljournz and Dream Addiction, the community's access to clean water has improved significantly. Through their joint initiative, "Mission Water is Life," these organizations have not only provided the community with the necessary resources to address their water needs but also empowered them to take charge of their own sustainable water management. In this article, we will delve into the details of this inspiring partnership, highlighting the impact it has had on Esperanza de La Selva and the lessons we can learn from their success.

In this article we hope to share information on the combined efforts of Nomadic Souljournz and Dream Addiction on empowering and assisting Esperanza de La Selva. 

Esperanza de La Selva

(Hope of the Jungle)


Esperanza de La Selva is a Peruvian association that is dedicated to providing affordable plant medicine and natural care to struggling families in Peru. Founded by Roli Rodriguez Augustín, a skilled herbalist and healer, Esperanza de La Selva is a beacon of hope for those who are unable to afford traditional medical treatment and must rely on the power of nature to heal their ailments.

Our dear friend Devin McCandless who will be there to assist on distributing the donated funds, as well as assisting on infrastructure construction projects, interviewed the founder. Below you can read more on the association from Roli's words (translated from spanish). 

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Founder Roli Rodriguez and children of families under treatement pose in front of recently renovated lodging house.

A Few Words From the Founder

Our Peruvian non-profit organization, "Esperanza de la Selva" (Hope of the Jungle), was founded with the purpose of helping and supporting the people of native communities that surround us in our region. We aim to preserve indigenous culture through various programs that distance themselves from the destructive influence of modern and dominant economic structures in the Amazon.

The organization includes programs such as reforestation of medicinal plants and trees, medical treatment with the use of ancestral plants, and teachings/trainings on the power and importance of ancestral plants.

Our Mission: To provide adequate medical attention with the use of ancestral plants to all people of low-economic backgrounds. To treat all illnesses, both physical and spiritual, and in that way decrease suffering and struggle to maintain health, hope, happiness, and strength to push forward towards a better future for their families. Seeing the need to obtain medicinal plants to treat illnesses, our organization, Esperanza de La Selva, took the initiative in our own garden to replant plants and trees daily.

Our Vision: To help people on a day-to-day basis by providing good-quality medical treatment through the use of ancestral plants and to reach every community with the initiative to train, teach, and maintain the customs from our ancestors to treat ailments with medicinal plants. The organization hopes to teach the younger generations to keep and care for the plants necessary for medical treatment. Our organization has the vision to take initiative in valuing and taking care of plants, to plant the seed of initiative in each community and in this way eliminate suffering and struggle to be healthy in each community. Esperanza de la Selva also has the vision to reach everyone else through the use of plants, to teach the value of staying healthy through the use of medicinal plants, and to teach everyone about the power of each plant in the physical and spiritual treatment of people.

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