Rio Tapajós Communities
The communities of Suruacá and Maguary are located on opposite shores of the Tapajós River, both about six hours by boat from the nearest city of Santarém, in the Brazilian state of Pará. The Community Empowerment Network (CEN) – a US-based non-profit organization – is amongst organisations helping to improve community livelihoods without abandoning unique lifestyles and culture.
Initiatives include ecotorurism and local handicrafts including:
- Cuoro Ecológica “NaturalLeather” Handbags
- Handmade jewelry
- Natural aromatic oils
- Fruit preserves