Grace Kraaijvanger, Founder + CEO of The Hivery, recently returned from a transformational trip to the Amazon with the Pachamama Alliance - witnessing and learning from the indigenous Achuar community and the women of the Ikiama Nukuri safe birthing program.
She is eager to share her trip experience, as well as to gather and create conversation with the leaders of this incredible initiative. At this brunch event, you’ll have the opportunity to meet Lynne Twist, Co-Founder of the Pachamama Alliance, as well as Narcisa Mashienta, the lead organizer behind the Ikiama Nukuri safe-birthing program.
The Ikiama Nukuri program is designed to eliminate all preventable deaths in pregnancy and childbirth of Achuar mothers and babies, and to improve community health by empowering Achuar women and communities with the tools needed to be their own agents of change.
Ikiama Nukuri accomplishes its goals by:
Training local Community Maternal Health Promoters to educate and support Achuar women and families through pregnancy and childbirth
Providing all expecting Achuar mothers with Safe Birth Kits, containing everything a woman needs to have a safe birth in the rainforest
Collaborating with One Heart World-Wide to implement the Network of Safety model for ensuring safe births
Working with both Achuar men and women to solidify communities
The Hivery is a proud partner and supporter of this inspiring and impactful initiative to provide safe birthing programs and the empowerment of indigenous women of the Ecuadorian rainforest.
We look forward to sharing this experience with you over brunch at The Hivery Fort Mason!
The Hivery San Francisco: Fort Mason Center, Building D
(Directly Across from Flax)
Saturday, November 16th, 2019, 10:00am-1:00pm
$40 for Members and Non-Members
ALL PROCEEDS GO TO IKIAMA NUKURI.
ABOUT IKIAMA NUKURI
Since 2006, the Ikiama Nukuri program has been working in collaboration with the Achuar Nation of Ecuador to develop a model of addressing maternal, infant, and community health in a way that is culturally appropriate, empowering, and sustainable.
Ecuador’s Achuar population, nearing approximately 7,000 between the provinces of Pastaza and Morona-Santiago, resides in some of the most remote and hard to access primary rainforest in the country. Due large in part to both geographic and socio-economic limitations, access to healthcare both at the community and urban levels has been significantly limited for the Achuar people.
Our model of working with the Achuar is one that addresses all of these limitations by empowering Achuar women and their communities to reduce all preventable deaths in pregnancy, childbirth, and with newborns.
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