Step Forward seeks to empower Shuar communities to be generators of their own development based on relationships of trust and participatory work, within the framework of their indigenous traditions and worldview.
Step Forward understands that the participation of the beneficiary Shuar communities in the development of the respective projects, through mingas and other community work, ensures the projects’ sense of belonging and facilitates their sustainability over time.
We are committed to meeting the following objectives:
Water: Support the Shuar communities in the development of sustainable and participatory solutions for access and distribution of clean water.
Economic Development: Develop sustainable food security programs and production chains that contribute to improving the nutrition of the Shuar communities and their incomes.
Education: Promote initiatives aimed at strengthening the educational offer and improving adequate access to educational services for boys and girls in the Shuar communities.
Health and Nutrition: Promote programmes and initiatives that prevent diseases and improve the physical and mental health of the Shuar communities, in accordance with their ancestral knowledge and good habits.
Culture: Promote initiatives aimed at strengthening the Shuar cultural identity and their language.
Sports for Development: Design and execute projects that promote values, the good use of free time and good practices of co-existence through sport.