We Need Your Support Urgently Indigenous communities in the Amazon are facing challenges due to the Covid-19 virus. In Ecuador 280+families, including children and older adults are secluded in the rain forest trying to protect themselves from the virus. A thousand people are fighting for survival. They have little access to food and clean water. Financial support from the government has been limited. When the Covid-19 crises first began the foundation SELVA VIDA SIN FRONTERAS in Ecuador directly supported the extended families of several Amazonian communities: the Cofans, the Secoyas, the Sionas from various areas in the Ecuadorian rain forest. Mariana Almeida, founder of Selva Vida Sin Fronteras with the support from other donor supporters and the Special Forces Army in Lago Agrio donated food, medicine and PPE to Shamans and community leaders. The first distribution fed and helped these communities from contracting Covid-19. However there are no funds left to support these communities now and they will find themselves needing to enter more populated towns to purchase food and supplies, possibly exposing themselves and other in their communities. Although there have already been reports of infection among the indigenous people: World News, May 5, 2020 11:29 am news that ECUADOR INDIGENOUS COMMUNITY FEARS EXTINCTION FROM COVID-19. Alexandra Valencia 3 MIN READ: QUITO (Reuters) - One of Ecuador’s indigenous communities fears it could be wiped out as Corona virus infections rise in its territory, prompting dozens of its members to flee into the Amazon rain forest for shelter from the pandemic. We urge all of you to to help these communities, who at this very moment are hiding in the rain forest, hiding from an enemy they cannot see. It is up to us to ensure these endangered and unique people who are already marginalized, have a chance to survive. Help us get additional funds needed to prevent these communities from suffering and putting themselves at risk because they need food and supplies. We ask that you donate as much or as little as you can, as soon as possible. We hope to raise $15,000 by June 17th. Please remember time is of the essence. Sincerely, Friends of Selva Vida Sin Fronteras-USA If you add your email address with your name and the amount donated we will provide you with a receipt for your taxes.