The result is that the funding process is much slower. But the team is working hard. We were able to participate in the Pastaza province foundation festivities, then the days to celebrate the Shell community foundation, both in November.
Even though we cannot receive state money, the local authorities are in favor of our project and granted us permission to hold our own activities. We offered a 4 km run as a fundraiser. Only a few participated but it helped to announce our goal. People came and gave us cash. The population is not used to transferring money by bank accounts.