The Forest Gives Everything – HOUSE

Written by: Callie

Posted on December 17, 2014

Todays Gift – HOUSE

A house in Ashaninka is called ‘pancotsi’. The houses are made entirely with materials from the forest. The thatched roofs are made from palm leaves, the posts and beams from palm trunks and vines are used to bind the building together

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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.