At the moment we are in the process of creating the conditions for setting up a foundation in Brazil together with representatives of the Huni Kuin and other trusted people from Brazil. This foundation can then initiate the purchase of the land. So the goal is to make the foundation the owner of the territory. Pedro and Rodrigo, our partners in Brazil, have had the land documents checked by lawyers. It turned out that at the moment the documents would allow the immediate purchase of 5,300 hectares of the territory. For the remaining 11,500 hectares, the owner still has to submit the legal papers. He will certainly crank this up the moment the first part of the money is transferred.
So, in order to buy these 5,300 hectares, a total of 250,000 euros is needed, of which we already have 120,000 euros. Unfortunately, since we also have our own expenses, we are only making slow progress at the moment. This will hopefully change soon with the support of Panorama3000. It is important to keep in mind that the purchase of these 5,300 hectares is only the 1st step.
In any case, the goal is to make a contract between the foundation and the owner for the rest of the territory, so that we can bring the rest (11,800 hectares) into the ownership of the foundation as well, as soon as we have the money for it. For this we need another 500,000 euros just to buy the land.
Then the reforestation of the deforested parts (about 300 hectares) will start. The long-term goal is to build a meeting center for intercultural exchange and education on this piece of land. So there is still a lot to do and we are working our way forward.