Solutions in the Amazon

by Nicola Peel in Lago Agrio Canton, Ecuador

We did it
On 9th December 2019 we successfully raised £2,940 with 49 supporters in 28 days

Its time for me to train another organisation to take over my work in the Amazon. I need your help to do it.

by Nicola Peel in Lago Agrio Canton, Ecuador

For 20 years I have been working in the Ecuadorian Amazon alongside some of the largest oil spills on Earth. I have focused not on the problem but on the solutions.

After travelling down the Amazon from Ecuador to Brazil I produced a feature documentary Blood of the Amazon to investigate the effects of the oil industry on the environment and indigenous people who live there.

I have initiated projects in mycoremedition (using fungi to break down oil spills), agroforestry (to stop the slash and burn of the rain forests), I have built hundreds of families rainwater systems to prevent them drinking contaminated ground water, taught permaculture to local farmers and built a restaurant out of 3,200 eco-bricks (plastic bottles filled with rubbish).

I have worked with numerous small charities but primarily a small organisation called the Committee of Human Rights, it is they who have chosen the families most in need of water.

Contacted by the local Mayor I will continue to freely give environmental advice to the council, environment agency and speak on the local radio. 

This will be my last flight ( due to the serious need for us all to limit our flying) and it is time for me to pass my projects over and train another organisation based down in Ecuador.

The money I am looking to raise will fund my transportation, accommodation and food. It will fund the transportation of large rainwater tanks out to remote families and pay an assistant (with a chainsaw) to help with the construction.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£10 or more

3 of 10 claimed

Permaculture Magazine

Permaculture Magazine full of practical solutions has kindly offered the latest magazine to support this project

£25 or more

Amazon Seed Jewellery

One piece of beautiful jewellery created from a selection of Amazonian seeds and hand crafted by the local indigenous families

£50 or more

Amazon Jewellery + Hand Written Thank You Note

Beautiful Amazonian seed jewellery accompanied by a personal hand written thank you message from Nicola

£100 or more

One on One Skype Talk with Nicola

One hours friendly chat, environmental advice or education or personal guidance

£200 or more

Rainwater System for One Family

A photo will be sent of one family who has benefited from the gift of clean water.

£500 or more

The Big Thank You

2 Rainwater Systems + One on One Skype Call from Nicola + Personal Hand Written Thank You Poem

£1,000 or more

Dont Ask Dont Get

Very special personal thank you note.

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