Social impact model & Co-Creation
Since 2014 we have been working with three families (14 people) from the Embera Chami tribe who live in Pereira next to the biggest coffee plantation zone in Colombia. Together we are exploring the history, culture, ceremony and symbol of the tribe.
During this time we identified future possibilities of community work with the families and the other 120 Embera family members who live in the surrounding area. Topics such as Nutrition, community building, health issues, alcoholism and financial education are on the top of the list for our future work with them, as we build trust and gain their approval in order to access the larger community by first supporting them in creating a stable income from their traditional
Social impact approach
Yumajai fuse social Innovation and sustainability practice to empowers native Communities in Colombia to overcome poverty and become leaders in their communities
How we work
Our partner artisans represent one of the world’s most marginalized populations – rural indigenous and farmer communities in Colombia. Yumajai proved a stable income and Capacity building programs to support the community's member become leaders in their communities, allowed them to build and create sustainable income and unlock New Opportunities
We then connect them with large-scale sales opportunities so they can turn these skills into income. With this income, artisans provide nutritious food to their families and invest in their children's education and the community resilience.
change that goes throughTraditional development efforts address the effects, not the causes, of cyclical poverty. Yumajai is unique in its focus on change from the ground up: we provide education, tools, and access to international markets so that artisan can build their own businesses and invest in their own communities.
Our partner artisans have suffered discrimination, violence, poverty and lack of education. Through an innovative dual approach that combines business partnerships with educational programs, Yumajai supports these communities to connect to international sales opportunities on an unprecedented scale.
From one of the most marginalized populations in the world, our partner artisans are rising to become leaders in their communities and a source of change in global sourcing practices.
Imagine a situation in which all join forces to work together and that this influences the evolution of life on the planet.
Imagine that every human effort to create social interactions is intended to develop and enrich society as a whole.
Imagine that people develop projects with an awareness of contribution and cooperation, and these themselves are created in order to continue developing and supporting future projects.