Giving to this project is giving to people dedicated to supporting positive change in the world. We believe that the more we support and work for this type of change, the more the world will experience an empowering ripple effect of positive change.
Take a look at the various donation levels below.
Anyone interested in getting involved as an investment producer who would receive back end % profit, we would love to talk to you. Please email us at:
All the hand made goods offered as thank you gifts at the various donation levels were hand-picked by me, and in most cases purchased directly from the artisans who made them.
When you donate to the film, you are also directly supporting an Ecuadorian artisan while receiving a hand-made work of functional art. – A win-win opportunity to do something positive, yet so effortless.
~ Melissa Kirkendall
Please donate and help spread the word. Even $10 will help. Poco a poco (little by little) we can make the world a better place. Be a part of a positive movement towards more good in this world!! We thank you in advance for your support!
DONATION LEVELS & AWARD EXPLANATIONS:
PRESIDENTE – $7k+ (ONLY 4 Available)
At this donation level, you or your company will be granted a Producer credit on all web sites, IMDB and in the end credits list. We will also give you 1 point on the back end net profit after all approved expenses. Plus, you and a guest will enjoy 5 nights at the famous Hacidena Pinsaqui near Otavalo. This luxurious Hacienda nestled at the foot of beautiful Volcano Imbabura has hosted many famous people from around the world. This will be your home base from where you will be taken on private guided tours of the Finca in La Calera, shopping at the famous Otavalo Market, a day of visiting local artisan work shops where you will meet the crafts people in person and experience first hand how blankets, leather goods, musical instruments and many other hand crafted Ecuadorian items are made. You will also enjoy an evening with an indigenous family over a traditional meal. And a day of exploring Cuicocha Volcano lake where, if desired, you can hike the rim or take a scenic boat ride out to the islands. Plus you will get 2 tickets to a public screening when the movie is completed, a hand written thank you card from Melissa featuring one of her photos from her Ecuadorian explorations, a signed and numbered photo by Melissa from Ecuador, a signed copy of the DVD and a very special thanks credit on screen and on IMDB. This does not include airfare to Ecuador, but we will be happy to assist you in your planning. Link to Hacienda Pinsaqui
HEFE $5k (ONLY 5 Available)
VIP Passes to premier and dinner with Melissa & team before screening, a signed and numbered framed photo from Melissa’s collection (See photo samples below at the $150 donation level or on our FB). Plus a signed copy of the DVD, special thanks credit on screen and on IMDB. This does not include airfare or accommodations for screening.
ALPINISTA – $2500 (ONLY 7 Available)
One hand made wall hanging rug by the most famous rug maker in Ecuador, Jose Cotacachi. The ones pictured are all we currently have so please indicate your preference by number and we will try to get you the one of your choice!! In addition to the handcrafted rug you will also receive 2 passes to a screening, a signed hand made card from Melissa featuring one of her photos from Ecuador, a signed copy of the DVD, and a special thanks credit on screen and on IMDB. This does not include airfare or accommodations for screening.
RANCHERO ALPACA – $1500k (ONLY 8 Available)
Pick out a full size super soft Alpaca blanket from above. Please select the blanket by number. And we will pair it with one of the bags pictured here…
We only have 1 each of what you see pictured… it is 1st come first served, so get yours now!! In addition to the bag and blanket you will get a signed copy of the DVD, special thanks credit on screen and on IMDB.
TEJADOR – $1000k (ONLY 6 Available)
We will send you an Alpaca scarf and a hand made woven bag from the selection below… indicate your color preference and we will do our best to send you what you prefer.
These scarves are not only beautiful, but warm and very soft. In addition to the scarf and bag you will get a signed copy of the DVD, and a special thanks credit on screen and on IMDB.
ARTESANA CUERO – $750 (ONLY 4 Available)
Choose EITHER a hand made wool poncho/blanket or beautiful leather and wool woven large hand bag… Great accessory for yourself or for a gift. What you see is all we have, so get yours now before they are all gone! In addition to either a poncho or bag, you will get a signed copy of the DVD, and a special thanks credit on screen and on IMDB.
AGRICULTUR – $500 (ONLY 10 Available)
Let us know your preference of a hand made bag or alpaca scarf and indicate your color preferences and we do our best to send you your preference. What you see pictured is all that is available, so get yours before someone else does!! You will also receive a signed copy of the DVD, and a special thanks credit on screen and on IMDB.
APRENDIZ – $250 (ONLY 8 Available)
Pick out a a traditional Ecuadorian inlay sterling silver pendent or cotton scarf. As usual what you see is what you get… so get yours now!
In addition to the pendent or scarf, you will also receive a signed copy of the DVD, and a special thanks credit on screen and on IMDB.
ASISTENTE – $150
Pick out an 8×10 – 11×14 signed and numbered photo that Melissa took on her travels through Ecuador. What you see above is only a sample, if you are interested in this, then email us and we will send you link to all available photos once they are all together… Or you can ask to wait until later in the project as she will be taking many, many more when she returns to work more on the film. You will also receive a signed copy of the DVD, and a thank you credit on screen.
ALDEANO – $100
A set of 6 handmade photo cards featuring Melissa’s photos as seen above. Plus a DVD and thank you credit on our web site.
CUYA – $50
You will receive a signed DVD and also a thank you on our web site.
AMIGO – $25
You will receive a personal thank you email from Melissa.
EMAIL us your selections or preferences when donating or for more information.