In Ecuador, we have a saying for when a person is injured, physically or emotionally; one comforts by saying, “shungo shungo”, translating to ‘it will heal’. Shungu is the word for ‘heart’ in quichua.
In Shungo, we work towards the rebuilding of the social fabric through a holistic and interseccional lens. Our approach on collective transformation involves the participation of a diversity of women, along with that of our native communities and their environments, all in an effort to transform personal, collective, and economic life.
In Ecuador, when we need help to overcome a challenge, we turn to the people closest to us in an effort to solidify the practice of solidarity. In quichua, ‘randi-randi’ translates to ‘give, give’ in order to receive.
We count on you and your organization to promote our projects. We walk from individual healing to collective transformation.