As result of the work of CEN and others, the communities of Maguary and Suruacá have begun to take control of their own development. The following is a sample of some of the initiatives which individuals in the communities are driving in order to improve their communities:

Please note that this section will be enhanced and expanded shortly. If you have any questions on or wish to assist with any of these initiatives, please contact us.

Income Generation
  • Cuoro Ecológica "Natural Leather" Handbags
  • Handmade jewelry
  • Woodworking
  • Natural aromatic oils
  • Honey
  • Baskets
  • Fruit preserves
  • Eco-tourism
  • Digital culture
  • Community savings groups
Infrastructure
  • Micro-hydroelectric dam (Suruacá)
  • Connecting to the electricity grid (Maguary)
  • Community telecenters (Suruacá and Maguary)
Education
  • Books for the library
  • Certificate for Teaching Mastery
  • Incorporation of educational software into teaching
  • English (and Spanish) language course
Civics
  • Accessing government services via the internet
Health
  • Community health palestras (discussions)
  • Remote doctor consultations
  • Eye exams
Environment
  • Garbage and waste management