For many years we have been fighting against professionally organized, illegal deforestation. 2016 was a crucial year for us because we have experienced the limits of our resistance. We have realized: as long as we only react to our opponents, we will always be slower.
That makes a significant difference in deforestation. The trees die by the chainsaws and excavators faster than they can grow. And, we have realized that because we are against something, does not mean we are for something. Being for something can initiate a real growth process. We from the association “El Puente de la Amistad” have decided to fight for a life worth living on this planet.
Nomen est omen: The “Bridge of Friendship” became a household word for us and our guiding theme. Friendship brings social security, friendship creates self-confidence, friendship strengthens confidence in the community.
This makes it possible to grow with the challenges of the times.