Inti Wara Yassi – Eigg Primary’s chosen charity

Inti Wara Yassi is a group of people helping to release animals from captivity in Bolivia.  They provide enclosures for the animals to live in so that they can get proper vet treatment for any injuries they have.

Inti Wara Yassi was started by a group of disadvantaged children and young people who let free a spider monkey from captivity.  After they released the monkey, it came back.  The children realised that the monkey had forgotten how to live in the wild.  So they started Inti Wara Yassi all because of a spider monkey being released.

We found out about Inti Wara Yassi from our friend called Laura who lived in Bolivia until she moved to Eigg.   We inivited Laura into school to tell us about Inti Wara Yassi.

Eigg Primary children made a slide show to persuade Mr Murray to let us raise money for Inti Wara Yassi. He said yes.  Our target for our money raising is £500.  This money will go towards the care of the animals.

These animals just want a place that they can call home.

Bolivia is very different to where we live.   We have some things that they don’t have, and they have things that we don’t have.  It was really interesting to think about how we are different and why we might want to help people or animals in a different part of the world.

We are working on our ideas for how to raise money.  Keep your eyes peeled on our blog for what those ideas are.

Inti Wara Yassi means  sun moon and stars in Bolivian.   You can find out about Inti Wara Yassi on their website at