Join us for a week-long journey to Latin America and the Caribbean. Inspiring talks, GLF Lives, virtual tours and more in English, Spanish and Portuguese. Share your experience and vision for the Latin America and the Caribbean landscapes at the LAC Youth Week.

María del Rosario “Charito” Chicunque

Kamentsa indigenous leader and traditional healer

María del Rosario “Charito” Chicunque is both a senior apprentice and former president of ASOMI (Asociación de Mujeres Indígenas de la Medicina Tradicional), an association of women healers of the Eastern Andean foothills region of the Colombian Amazon, embracing five tribes. From the organization’s inception in 2004, Charito has led more than 60 female healers and their students in efforts to rebuild traditional healthcare in their communities through peer-to-peer exchanges and the cultivation of medicinal plant gardens, while also fostering agro-ecological farming systems and sustainable crafts production in harmony with their forest environment.