Ipixáxovokuti: CAIANAS healing place
Ipixáxovokuti: CAIANAS healing place
The project “Ipixáxovokuti: CAIANAS healing place” was born from a fundamental movement for CAIANAS, which is the appreciation, recovery and expansion of health and spirituality knowledge among the Terena. We are a people who have suffered external (Protestant) religious proselytism for decades, having our traditional forms of health care and spirituality relegated and excluded to increasingly restricted spaces. We have always understood that care for nature comes along with valuing our knowledge and culture at all levels. In this sense, we always seek, in our actions, to bring shamans and connoisseurs of herbs, the body and the spiritual world. This project will provide us with a new stage in this journey, providing even better structure and conditions so that we can take care of our physical, spiritual and environmental health. It will also be an unprecedented initiative in Mato Grosso do Sul, given that there are no longer any traditional physical structures where prayers, chants and healing processes are performed among the Terena. It will therefore be a great spiritual and historical revival. It should be noted that we have some associated members who declare themselves evangelical or Catholic, however, the coexistence and internal understanding of the group has always been due to the importance of shamans and connoisseurs of prayers for the strengthening of our people.

Project Snapshot

Organização Caianas
Area Of Work:
Grant Amount:
US$ 20,106.54
Co-Financing Cash:
Co-Financing in-Kind:
US$ 11,000.00
Project Number:
Currently under execution
Project Characteristics and Results
Inovative Financial Mechanisms
A workshop will be held on the importance of traditional knowledge associated with spirituality and health and the connection with the environment; this knowledge will be systematized in the form of a booklet to be used in indigenous schools.
Significant Participation of Indigenous Peoples
Collective construction of the healing tent; collection of medicinal plant seeds; planting the seeds in agroforestry systems; workshop on traditional knowledge
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Number of women participated / involved in SGP project 50
Number of indigenous people participated/involved in SGP project 1
Number of households who have benefited* from SGP project 100
Number of individuals (gender diaggregated) who have benefited* from SGP project 100

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Ms. Carolina L. Gomes


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