Agustin Allpa Grefa (ECU)

Healer, defender of the rainforest and indigenous culture


The Kichwa native and his Czech wife are buying pieces of the Amazon rainforest in order to protect it from ruthless miners.



He grew up in the rainforest of Ecuador the traditional way, now unimaginable to many. His upbringing was extremely harsh from the European point of view; his stories seem as though from another world. As a talented child, he was chosen to follow in the footsteps of his ancestors and become a healer. Today, he has a Czech wife, two children, and is trying to preserve the traditions of the Kichua people. They founded a school in their community where they want to offer a modern education and also teach some natural wisdom of the elders. Through workshops, seminars and exchanges, they also help us Europeans remember how not to be a burden to our planet.