Problems encountered in the area and beneficiary population
Problems encountered in the area
The District of Villa Salvation is one of the towns located in the Cultural Zone of the Reserve. In the last 60 years extensive areas of forests were intensely felled by loggers or timber and open areas for crop farms, being an area which by its nature must be declared as protected forests.
In the last years the loss of the resources, principally forest, and application of environmental laws that restrict the extraction of wood in this zone (principal economic activity) and, in general, of the Amazonía; they have originated a decrease in the economic income of the population.
All this has provoked that a great number of families that survive of exploiting the natural resources have seen forced to penetrate in remote places of the forest and to move their families, limiting their children’s access to education and health.
The limitations of the indigenous populations in the Manu, caused among others, for the language and the difficult access to education, contribute greatly to the current situation of marginalization and abuse of their rights that practically suffers all the indigenous populations of Madre de Dios.
- 20 children and adolescents without economic resources and/or at risk of social exclusion for their cultural and ethnic origin (belonging to Machiguenga native communities) in the Province of Manu.
- Community in general.
- Families belonging to the Amazonian native communities of the Machiguenga ethnic or other Amazonian ethnic groups from Yomibato, Tayacome, Shipetiari, Palotoa, Shintuya, Diamond and Yanayacu.
- Families from rural communities colonized by the Quechua ethnic group of New Eden, Maronal, and Gamitana.