Poor infrastructure, scarce earning opportunities other than in deforestation and absolute neglect in state support measures are all social limitations and restrict the development opportunities of local people.
With little food being produced to sell there is hardly enough earned to send the children to school. After school, only expensive education remains in the city.
People are very willing to sell what they think they no longer need or what they think they have enough of. People find little or no support in their culture. The social structures have become fragile. Alcohol abuse, prostitution, family violence and sexual abuse are increasingly coming to light.
So people are looking for ways to leave their paradise instead of creating their paradise.
Although these people want to leave paradise behind ‒ better yesterday than today ‒ we Westerners can learn a lot from these people.
People from all over the world have always travelled to the Amazon for its medicine, healing science and shamanism. This has retained its original power because of its isolation from the rest of the world.
People from the Western world found loving, friendly people in Tamshiyacu, a magic that borders on the unbelievable and people who can live naked and unprotected with nature even under the most hostile conditions. Their closeness and intimate relationship with the jungle makes this sustainability possible.
However, on the other hand, this makes social life outside their community difficult.