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Collaborative work model

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Connecting interest and channeling them into niches, increasing ecosystem complexity furthers ecosystem resilience, intentionally co creating our shared platform in our forever changing socio-ecological system.

A communally identified need for a new community house was proposed to be built by the local employer, Muyuna Lodge, in homeage to their 23rd anniversary of SJdY’s induction of Muyuna as a member of the ‘campesino’ community. The flexibility to culturally adapt, permitting daily operations on their land and to work for the international touristic Lodge, has mutually benefitted both stakeholders for all these years. We look to facilitate a collaborative work model for the construction of this communal need: build a communal house where the management, financement, labor, and building design are shared costs and efforts between the neighboring campesino community members and the local employer.

The collaborative work model incorporates stakeholders to work together for common goals, instilling solidarity between each other for each successive constraint stakeholders may have thriving in their common good.

Therefore, building this community house strives to symbolize a totem of appreciation for the trials and tribulations experienced along the way, which is very common with Peruvian employee and employer relations. It took some time for relations to sweeten between these two stakeholders since both had to undergo root shock when transplanted beside one another. For the locals, this relationship has created work opportunities that have improved their quality of life and on the other hand, Muyuna Lodge has accustomed themselves to operate in rural Amazonian riparian ecosystems. Some factors influencing the degenerative nature of these relationships are the lack of awareness given to the historical context of worker conditions, misunderstanding or not taking into consideration workers values, and specifically in these ecosystems, undervaluing the existing symbiotic relationship between locals and the immense nature surrounding them.

By identifying economical systems used by indigenous people such as ¨Economia del Don,¨ a pre-colonial economical model used by local natives to trade work or goods with reciprocal rather than monetary values ,to shed light on traditional belief systems of Amazon culture and apply them in the design of a regenerative system that guarantees change, prosperity and dignity.

Increasing its capacity to organize local and inclusively international efforts from an ecotouristic platform in protecting the beloved flora and fauna of the extending Amazonian forest and ultimately give back to the communities it serves, Muyuna Lodge has launched the NON-PROFIT NGO, Muyuna Foundation. This Community house requested by SJdY in honor of the recent anniversary, will be the first regenerative project of many that MF aims to impulse in riparian communities it serves, co-creating an environment that nourishes the resilience of stakeholder relations and their shared good, the Amazon. Thus, we, Muyuna Foundation, consider the community house a ‘pilot project,’ in introducing collaborative work models in Amazon riparian communities and allocating funds to finance projects that can directly increase the quality of life of our neighbors.

We seek to design a regenerative work model between SJdY and Muyuna Lodge that involves benefactors and funders to collaborate throughout the whole process of erecting the community house.

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