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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 was without power, clean water, food, medicine or fuel.

So many of us are very troubled by the fact that two months after this hurricane struck Puerto Rico, thousands of people on the island are still without access to clean drinking water! As you may know, Whole World Botanicals has a formal commitment to help preserve the Amazon Rainforest which is being destroyed at an alarming rate. As human beings, we also have a social commitment to the collectors and growers of our botanicals. Because of this unprecedented emergency in own country (the United States), we have extended our commitment to help people in Puerto Rico who are in desperate need of clean water, by expanding our social mission partnership with Water with Blessings in Peru to include Puerto Rico.

We have contributed $1500 to jump start this campaign and invite those of you wanting to make a difference at the most basic level of human need to be a part of this unique opportunity to contribute directly to pay for water filters which will be available to Water Women in the most remote parts of Puerto Rico where aid is not reaching.

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For $20 (the reduced disaster rate pricing) Water with Blessings, a registered 501(c)3 nonprofit organization is presently providing approved partners with an Emergency Filtration Kit for Puerto Rico and other islands. The kit includes the Sawyer PointONE filter with fitments, a 2 gallon emergency water storage pouch, basic instructions in Spanish, training materials and shipping. As long as donations hold out, limited numbers of donated kits will be available for organizations and groups which are able to make acceptable assurances of responsible distribution, training and reporting.

Click here to become part of the solution and donate today.



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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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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