The Forest Gives Everything – CHILLI

Written by: Callie

Posted on December 12, 2014

Todays Gift – CHILLI

Proving his courage, Huber’s about to bite into this red-hot chilli pepper. Known as ‘chiticano’ in Ashaninka, chillies originally came from the Amazon rainforest and are used to flavour their dishes.



For rainforest villages, the forest gives life

For The Green Journey’s & Cool Earth’s partner villages, the forest gives everything:

It gives shelter.

It gives food.

It gives water.

It gives medicine.

And with Cool Earth and The Fuel Card Group’s support, it gives a livelihood, which means the forest is protected from illegal loggers.

This December, we’re celebrating these gifts from the forest with a special Christmas Countdown.
We’ll be celebrating a gift each day leading up to Christmas. From bows and arrows to clothing, we’ll
reveal how the forest provides for our partner communities’ every need.