This year has brought about some intense challenges for all of us, so I want to share with you the most impactful lessons I learned living in a Quechua community in Peru during these times.
1.) EVEN THE SMALLEST ACTIONS CAN CATALYZE BIG CHANGE. Each of us have a part, and the tiniest acts of generosity can culminate into big waves of benefit.
2.) THERE IS TRUE POWER WHEN COMMUNITY ACTS LOCALLY. When people come together to address issues on a community scale, actions are relevant and truly create on-the-ground impact.
3.) CULTIVATE INNER STRENGTH. Don’t give up when challenges occur. Mistakes and hardships are inevitable in life. Perk up, remain strong, and stay on purpose.
4.) PRIORITIZE HEALTH. Especially when life is turbulent, it’s time to put the teachings into practice. How can we benefit our communities if we are working from depletion? When we operate from well-being at the micro, we extend well-being to the macro.
5.) REMAIN OPEN AND RESPECTFUL. Sometimes the most unlikely of people can become your greatest allies when you least expect it. When challenges arise, lean in and open, rather than react. We are genuinely in this together.
CELEBRATING THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF HUARAN COMMUNITY IN 2020!
* Local leaders and neighbors joined together to ensure food security for the entire watershed for over 300 families!
* Within just our area, 30 farmers began transitioning their farms out of chemical monoculture to organic growing methods!
* Local and international educators and neighbors shared over 20 workshops and reunions during one of the strictest military enforced quarantines in the world- even if health risks were involved- because they recognized the importance of ensuring the long-term health of the whole community.
* Dedicated farmers came together to make 8-tons of fertile rich soil called Bokashi to bring life back into their soils, and made enough to share with their neighbors!
MOVING FORWARD INTO 2021:
As we move into the New Year, Reviveolution team is:
– building our botanical sanctuary as a regenerative land model with Quechua medicine women
– mapping local supply chains
– bridging powerful partnerships
– expanding access to intercultural knowledge exchange
SUPPORT THE MOVEMENT
If you are inspired to continue supporting this work on the ground, please share these lessons with others and/or make a tax-deductible donation to our 501c3 non-profit