The Putumayo River constitutes the border between Peru and Colombia. The rich biodiversity is protected by a protected area. The indigenous peoples of this remote area want to build a sustainable future, but are confronted with obstacles as regards organization, education, health and economy, among which a petroleum concession .
Since 2002, the Putumayo organization supports the initiatives of the Secoya and Kichwa peoples. A first focus is the strengthening of the local indigenous organizations and their leaders. Special attention is paid to women and young people. A second pillar is education : it is essential that young people can study, so that they can contribute to a sustainable future of the Amazon forest.