Francisco Guerra Tananta was born in 1962 in Tamshiyacu. As a member of a large family, he experienced the collapse of family structure and community as a result of modern influences. In addition to his work, he is engaged in local politics in Tamshiyacu.
Growing up in a big family he owed all his knowledge to his parents, especially how to cultivate and how to love the forest. With the proceeds of their handcrafted work, his parents were able to send all their 11 children to university.
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 accustomed to consuming products from stores.
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.