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Hope Paks and the Shuar of Ecuador

About the Shuar

The Shuar live in the Upper Amazon region of eastern Ecuador, extending from the foothills of the Andes east and south into Peru. Many Shuar live in cities along the eastern cordillera of the Andes, such as Puyo and Macas, but the majority live in small villages of up to 20 households, reachable by foot or small plane.


Population estimates vary, but range from around 40,000 to 90,000 Shuar in Ecuador. The region is stunning for it's natural beauty.


Most Shuar villages now have access to bilingual (Shuar / Spanish) primary school education as part of a government-sponsored bilingual education program. However, the challenge of obtaining school supplies remains.


Even giving cash to the parents would not be much help as the supplies are often 30 hours away. The Hope Paks meet a real need with a real solution.


The goal of Hope For Tomorrow Paks is to help bring the love of God to the kids and their parents. The parents want their children to know how to read and write. These Paks are distributed through local Christians in different villages. In giving these children school supplies and a copy of God’s word we hope to point them to the one who can meet all their needs, give answers to life’s questions and fill their young lives with purpose and hope. Please pray for the Shuar.