Francisco Guerra Tananta was born in 1962 in Tamshiyacu. As a member of a large family, he experienced the collapse of family structure and the community through modern influences. In addition to his work, he engaged in local politics in Tamshiyacu.
Growing in a big family he owed his knowledge all to his parents. How to cultivate, how to love ion the forest – with their handcrafted work, his parents where able to let study all their 11 children to university with the proceeds.
Francisco has seen how people’s habits have changed – how the everyday life of the Amazon has changed under the influence of American television series. He laments people’s dependence on money because they have become so used to consuming products from the store.
A sense of poverty is spreading – though the rainforest has incredible treasures that are only fallow.
These treasures are sought after on the capital market. Peru has metal ores such as copper, zinc, lead, cadmium, iron, petroleum, gas and precious metals such as gold and silver.