Social Mission



Water Women Reveal Need For Expansion Of Our Social Mission

Water Women Reveal Need for Expansion of Our Social Mission

Each time we go to visit the Camu Camu collectors who partner with us on the Rio Curaray in the Amazon River Basin, we learn more about who they are and what they need. On this most recent trip, a new area of need was brought to our attention. First,…

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Puerto Rico Water Filter Project

Puerto Rico Water Filter Project

Dear Beloved Whole World Botanicals Community, We have all seen the aftermath of destruction caused by Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico on every news channel across America. The storm pushed the island's 3.4 million American citizens into a desperate humanitarian crisis. Nearly every home across the island at one point…

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WWB Helping Peruvian Flood Victims By Empowering Women To Provide Clean Water

WWB Helping Peruvian Flood Victims by Empowering Women to Provide Clean Water

Peru is having torrential rains and widespread flooding this year. People have died from avalanche or drowning, 115,000+ homes have been destroyed, and many families are living in tent cities. According to the United Nations, 3 million Peruvians are at risk for diseases—especially children—due to dirty, contaminated water. As part…

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December 2015 Trip To Santa Maria
2016 WWB New Year’s Card

2016 WWB New Year's Card

To our Beloved Whole World Botanicals Customers, The founders of Whole World Botanicals returned so late in December from our working trip to Peru that our schedule for getting out our annual Holiday/New Year's Card was completely thrown off! In these chaotic days of accelerated climate change, we wish you a healthy, purposeful,…

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Whole World Botanicals Partners With Water With Blessings To Provide Access To Pure Water In Riverine Villages Along The Curaray River

Whole World Botanicals partners with Water With Blessings to provide access to pure water in riverine villages along the Curaray River

Water With Blessings works to equip, empower and entrust MOTHERS as agents of clean water and compassion for their children and their communities. We recognize and build upon the capacity of local people as the solution for their own local need for safe water.  We know that technology alone is not the answer.  Our first step is to empower…

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Our Previous Social Missions

WWB Gives An Appreciated Gift Of Notebooks And Pencils

WWB Gives an Appreciated Gift of Notebooks and Pencils

In 2004, WWB distributed 1000 notebooks and 2000 pencils to the settlements along the Curaray River for the children to use in school. When we returned 5 years later, they were still talking about it!

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WWB Meets With Leaders In Communities Of Camu-Camu Collectors

WWB Meets with Leaders in Communities of Camu-Camu Collectors

Viana Muller, co-founder of Whole World Botanicals, visiting the Apu (head man) of the settlement to find out what kind of help their settlement needs the most.

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WWB Supports & Promotes Bio-energetic Agriculture

WWB Supports & Promotes Bio-energetic Agriculture

Whole World Botanicals' herbs are bioenergetically grown and harested. Maca roots, for example, are sown at the full moon and leafy plants are sown with the new moon. In order for medicinal parts to have maximum strength, plants are harvested at the full moon. These practices of native people all…

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A Hands On Approach – WWB Works Directly With Native People

A Hands on Approach - WWB works directly with native people

"In the high Andes, Dr. Viana Muller hlpes bring in the maca harvest." "Viana consults with an apu (local leader of a camu-camu collecting community) about challenges of life in the northeastern Peruvian rainforest. Outside commerical interests have clear-cut part of their forest and over fished their rivers, degrading their…

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Sunroom (Greenhouse) Solar Energy Project

Sunroom (Greenhouse) Solar Energy Project

"Men from 5 maca-growing communities construct a narrow room with glass walls and ceiling to collect the passive solar energy from the brilliant high altitude sun. During the dry season the daytime temperature rises to 70° F. and drops to below freezing at night. The heat collected in the sun…

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Solar Cooker Project

Solar Cooker Project

"The men are just as fascinated as the women in exploring for the first time how well and quickly a solar oven works to cook their food in their high Andean home, with abundant sunshine" Whole World Botanicals collaborates with our organic farming and wildcrafting partners in the rainforest and…

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WWB – Practicing Fair Trade Since 1996

WWB - Practicing Fair Trade Since 1996

Whole World Botanicals has partnered for more than a decade with the Quechua-speaking communities who grow our organic maca roots in the high Peruvian Andes. WWB pays a floor price, which is above market price, for the maca roots. This allows the peasant producers with only a small land base…

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Preserving The Amazon Rainforest

Preserving The Amazon Rainforest

"WWB Co-founder, Elena Rojas-Martinez, admires an ancient old-growth forest tree in the Reserve" In 2007 the Peruvian government granted WWB a Concesión para Conservación, a Forest Reserve of more than 10,000 acres of virgin old-growth rainforest near the National Park Pacaya-Samiria. It is our responsibility to protect the trees in…

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