The smallest good deed is better than the grandest good intention. (Duguet)
AVIELA, Inc., meaning in Dagara, “It is all good and well intentioned”, a 501 (c) (3), has been created to offer us the opportunity to express our gratitude to the elders and diviners, the healers and shamans of West Africa, who have been so generous with their time, knowledge, and dedication to the ancestors, and, who, in supporting Malidoma’s work, in the west, have dedicated their time and energy, often, without any compensation or acknowledgement. The work they do for us,in the modern world often requires that they take time from doing the work to keep their families fed. AVIELA provides a container for saying “thank you’, in a monetary way; it allows us to become a greater part of the global village by making a direct contribution to those who contribute so much to the work of spirit. Our dollars become the “loaves and fishes” that feed those who keep alive the connection with the ancestors. All contributions, small and large, make a difference in Africa.
AVIELA also provides a vehicle to move Malidoma closer to his vision of having a training/healing/retreat center, a home for the ancestors, here in the west. This place is dedicated to the ongoing offering of ritual training, teaching and intense experiential healing that comes from the work Malidoma facilitates. It is a space that holds the collective energies of all those who come to deepen their relationship with the other worlds, via the teachings of indigenous Africa. It will, indeed, become a representation of “the village being reborn in the heart of the modern world”. Your gift to AVIELA, combined with your vision of healing intention, can become the alchemical medicine that perpetuates healing for individuals, communities, societies, and the world.
We welcome the opportunity to speak with you about the shared vision, as the ancestors stir the bones of those who will make this happen. Feel free to contact our office.
Aviela also accepts donations to the
Shea Butter Project, Dagara Cultural Youth Festival and the Ruta Memorial Fund.
By Paypal: use the button below to make a secure online donation with Paypal.
By Check or money orders: make payable to “AVIELA, Inc”, and should have a notation about how you wish the gift to be used. Please specify the purpose of your donation––in other words,
let us know if you are donating to the Shea Butter Project, to AVIELA, Inc. in general, the Dagara Cultural Youth Festival, or the Ruta Memorial Fund.
Mail your donation to the treasurer of Aviela, Inc.:
Robert D. Walker
PO Box 82
Cherry Plain, NY 12040