Grupo Randi Randi is an Ecuadorian, private, and non-profit corporation. It was created back in 2000 with the mission of fomenting the conservation of natural resources, sustainable development, and social and gender equality. It promotes research and technical assistance for local communities and organizations found in threatened ecosystems. The group adopted the Randi Randi expression -“giving and giving” from the kichwa language-, “because it expresses a sense of reciprocity that feeds our work: we offer our knowledge, support and experience knowing that they will be well received and returned in one way or another”
Susan Poats, through Randi Randi, provided us with advice, walked with us, fundraised for us and opened an institutional umbrella to start a crowd funding campaign with Global Giving. She has been instrumental as a friend and coleague while we learn the ropes of a non-profit organization.