Treasurer and Community Relationship Manager
Marcial Ortiz Espiritu
Marcial a Yanesha from the community of Tsachopen, was in charge of many leading positions amongst the organization FECONAYA (Yanesha indigenous Federation) as Ministry of defense, General Secretary and finally President (Cornesha). He is a recognized, respected leader who struggles for the rights and the economic development of his culture. Since 2005 he’s working for the touristic promotion of Yanesha communities, believing that tourism could be a great tool for local development and for the conservation of his ancestral culture. In 2010 he founded La Voz Yanesha, a weekly radio show in Yanesha language that he directs to conserve his native language a promote it amongst the younger generations of indios. Marcial is also an experienced farmer who own a beautiful coffee farm in the community of Tsachopen .