About Shipibo Joi
The primary drive of Shipibo Joi (she-PEA-bow WHOO-ee) is to support and collaborate in projects that directly benefit the Shipibo-Konibo-Xetebo Nation (She-PEA-bow, Koo-KNEE-bow, SHEH-teh-bow). We work in restorative collaboration with ally Shipibo-Konibo-Xetebo NGOs, elders, leaders, and youth on community-based and community-led projects and programs, and provide experienced professional guidance when requested.
We also nurture global allies to promote intercultural relationships and awareness of the true conditions of the Shipibo Konibo Nation and the Amazon jungle. Through awareness we aim to generate reciprocal right action as a resource bridge for the Shipibo Konibo projects we support.
Shipibo Joi also serves as a trustworthy and transparent channel for US-based allies to make tax deductable contributions through our 501c3 fiscal sponsor FJC.
About the Shipibo-Konibo-Xetebo
The Shipibo-Konibo-Xetebo are the third largest Indigenous group in the Peruvian Amazon with a population of approximately 34,152 (INEI-Peru 2018). Their ancestral territory lies north and south of Pucallpa, the capitol of the Ucayali Department, on the banks of the Ucayali River. The Ucayali River originates at the confluence of the Tambo and Urubamba rivers, that flow from the Andes Mountains in the Amazon basin. Eventually the Ucayali joins with the Marañon River to become the Amazon River in Northern Peru. There are more than 153 officially recognized communities (ibid.) along the Ucayali River, its tributaries and oxbow lakes.