By Sister Carmen Rosa CCallomamani
I have shared wonderful days with our brothers and sisters from different native communities belonging to the Bora and Huitoto ethnic groups. We three facilitators of the Alternatives to Violence program — James Campbell Plowden, Magaly Quispe and myself — embarked on this adventure of love.
Our goal is to train facilitators of these communities, so later they can offer and develop different workshops for this program. I feel blessed to be part of this team. We share a lot of laughter, dreams and above all our hopes for a dignified life for our brothers and sisters who live in a situation of poverty but are rich in cultural diversity and an appreciation of nature.
They live surrounded by trees, birds, butterflies, turtles, reptiles, deer, small and large rivers; they are truly the guardians of our Amazon.
I thank my Sisters of Mercy and the Alternatives to Violence Program for giving me this beautiful opportunity of much learning and blessing.