The Scottish Plan De Vida Tour

by LifeMosaic in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

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On 17th May 2018 we successfully raised £1,440 with 26 supporters in 28 days

Support indigenous leaders as they share the Plan de Vida, an exceptional approach to community empowerment, with communities in Scotland.

by LifeMosaic in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

LifeMosaic is delighted to announce a unique land reform and community empowerment tour of Scotland with Misak indigenous leaders Jeremias Tunubala and Liliana Pechene from the Colombian Cauca.

The tour

With your support, Jeremias  and Liliana will be holding events with communities in Mull, Eigg, Skye, a residential training on Bute, and a final event at the Scottish Parliament.

The Misak leaders will share their experiences of the ‘Plan de Vida’ or Life Plan, and learn about Scotland’s own journey towards land reform and community empowerment.


The Misak were displaced from their lands and almost disappeared as a people. Over the last 40 years they have reclaimed their territory, their culture and their futures against all odds. They did this by developing the Plan de Vida, an exceptional approach for communities to re-envision and take control of their futures. Pioneered by the Misak in the 1980s, this approach has been adopted by hundreds of indigenous peoples and communities across South America and beyond.

The events will offer valuable insights on rebuilding community, reclaiming cultural identity, and collective visioning, and an opportunity to reflect on the synergies between the Misak’s indigenous approach and Scotland’s growing community empowerment and land rights movements.

How you can help

This tour has been made possible by donations of venues and ferry costs, discounted minibus hire, and by the time and efforts of many volunteers, as well as with a small grant. Despite this support, the cost of bringing Liliana and Jeremias from Colombia are high, and we are still facing a shortfall of £2000 to cover transport costs, food, and accommodation. 

We are asking for your help to close this shortfall. This crowdfunder will stay open throughout the duration of the tour.

Who we are

This tour is being organised by LifeMosaic, a Scottish-based charity that works with indigenous peoples around the world to help build the capacity of communities and movements to protect their rights, cultures and territories. LifeMosaic is co-organising the tour with the Cabildo Misak (Misak leadership) and Scottish community organisations, educational institutions, and the Scottish Parliament.

Other ways you can help

Even if you are unable to donate to our campaign, you can still help by sharing this campaign and information about the Scottish Plan de Vida Tour through your networks and via social media; by following us on Facebook; subscribing to our Youtube and Vimeo channels; and signing up to our occasional newsletter at the bottom of our webpage


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

‘Minga del Pensamiento’ donation

For indigenous peoples across South America, ‘minga’ describes voluntary communal work which benefits the entire community. ‘Minga del Pensamiento’ (‘Minga of Thought’) is about solidarity between indigenous peoples, building unity, and thinking together about new solutions - such as a community Life Plan! Thank you!

£10 or more

'Gotong royong’ donation

In Indonesia, ‘gotong royong’ is voluntary communal work or a collective action carried by a community (like planting rice or building a house together). This is a Gotong Royong of Thought. A big thank you!

£20 or more

Plan de Vida digital postcard

Provide us with your email address and we will send you a Plan de Vida digital postcard. Thank you!

£50 or more

LifeMosaic Plan De Vida Print

For a £50 donation, you will receive an exclusive LifeMosaic print featuring a still from one of the locations on the tour.

£250 or more

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Films for Empowerment workshop

Join one of LifeMosaic's film-makers for a 1-hour Skype conversation on how to produce and use films for empowerment.

£250 or more

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Strategies for Community Organising workshop

Join LifeMosaic for a 1-hour Skype conversation looking at lessons from indigenous social movements and popular education approaches for community organising.

£250 or more

Plan de Vida Conversation

Join Misak Indigenous Leader Jeremias Tunulala or Liliana Pechene for a 1 hour Skype conversation about the Misak experiences of long-term community-led visioning. (Spanish only)

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