Development Projects

Program Initiatives in Formation

Piaroa Partnership Platform (PPP)

The Piaroa Partnership Platform (PPP) also known as the Piaroa Protectorate Partnership (PPP) is the keystone representative of our international cooperation and development projects which provides the public, non-profits, partners and investors with accountability and transparency as a decentralized organization presented by the tribal members inscribed in our program.

The PPP is represented by three indigenous trustees who are recognized as ambassadors and are active members of Globcal International.

The PPP is made up of several smaller organizations with agricultural providers working together as 35 individuals representing more than 500 family members living in 13 villages over an area of 5,000 square kilometers which is further defined as the Piaroa Protectorate Territory. All of the program and project initiatives presented here are developed targeting the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals Agenda 2030.

Current Partnership Projects

The Piaroa Partnership Platform needs a wide range of charitable support to realize and finance its initial sustainable development needs. During the next several years the PPP seeks to raise capital using a number of creative development programs leveraging its 5,000 square kilometers of natural capital by provisioning allocated ecosystem services through international cooperation programs with foreign embassies, international organizations, private and public foundations, environmental organizations, indigenous rights groups, corporations, private individuals and universities. The PPP will seek funding safely through Ecology Crossroads and the Piaroa International Foundation's De'Aruhuä Trust.

The PPP will seek donations, grants, investments, partnerships and sponsorships to fund the following five objective priority programs. Guided overnight and extended stay ecotourism excursions as our guests are available to all program supporters, sponsors and program partners.

  1. Thirteen Villages - A fundraising development to build community learning centers, install solar powered water-wells, bath|wash facilities, septic tanks, and greywater recycling systems. The total cost of this project is $210,000 USD and will technically remove over 1,000 people from their current state of poverty.
  2. De'Aruhuä Chocolate - Independently funded and operated business enterprise plan that will provide the PPP with an avenue to the world market for up to 15-25 tons per year of their gross agricultural production and bring to the Piaroa International Foundation (PPP) over $200,000 per year in annual income. The total cost of this project is $490,000 USD, it is to be funded first and foremost because it provides funding for the rest of the projects.
  3. Added Value Production - A pre-processing facility that is used by the PPP to add value to agricultural production through post-harvest processing such as dehydration, preparation or packaging. The total cost of this project is $75,000 USD for 5 years and provides shared use of the equipment and facility to be established in Puerto Ayacucho for all PPP participants.
  4. Protectorate - Development, equipping and training a team of an (Agro) Forest Guardians Defense and Monitoring Corps providing uniforms, boots, GPS smartphone cameras and embedded reporting software. The total cost of this project is $150,000 USD and engages as many as 50 Piaroa with year-around employment for the next 5 years.
  5. Agroecology - The Piaroa are very dependent on a healthy resilient ecosystem so tree planting, reforestation and biodiversity management programs need to be implemented and well-planned that integrate agriculture and the natural ecosystem. To accomplish this mapping and monitoring where trees are planted and need to be planted will be performed together with those trained in the protectorate's Forest Guardians. The total cost of this project is $50,000 USD. The 35 Piaroa agroecologists enrolled in the program will earn their salaries through the PPP and their cooperative agroforestry activity.