Celebrating its 20th Anniversary, leading global Peruvian non-profit organization Minga Peru was founded in the Peruvian Amazon where it continues its work today. Minga strengthens leaders, organizations, and social networks representing the most marginalized communities throughout Latin America and the Caribbean.
Minga’s unique strategic communications for social change support inclusive development with gender equity, environmental stewardship and cultural identity through five core initiatives:
Bienvenida Salud! — “Welcome Health”
Based on listener letters (40,000 to date), Minga’s radio program Bienvenida Salud broadcasts three weekly radio programs on topics such as democracy, human rights, domestic violence, HIV/AIDS, conservation and gender equity, reaching over 120,000 listeners across the Peruvian Amazon’s extremely remote landscape.
Leadership Trainings and Civic Participation
Every year, dozens of youth and adults become volunteer promoters, receive leadership training, share information and skills and lead health, conservation and income generating projects in their rural communities. They also become part of a peer-learning network.
Income Generation and Natural Resource Management
Minga helps women and families launch eco-friendly projects that provide economic and food security while sustaining the natural resources of the rainforest.
Minga helps conserve indigenous languages and values, local plant species and increase food security while protecting the environment.
Strategic Communications Training
Minga’s FICE training program strengthens the strategic communication capacity and sustainability of grassroots organizations throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. To date, over 100 organizations and networks in 7 countries have received FICE training.
Check out what the Lindblad Expeditions-National Geographic Fund says about Minga:
How You Can Help
Support these efforts by donating below. Donations made to The Resource Foundation are tax deductible to the highest extent allowed by law. To learn more about Minga Perú and how you can support its work, please call TRF at 212-675-6170.