About us

We are a non-profit association made up of Latin American migrants and Germans. We come from different parts of Latin America and Europe and bring with us different perspectives. At the same time we are happy to be a part of German society. We want to enrich this society with our perspectives, because we live and appreciate our diversity.

We are united in the belief in an equal society, in which all people participate equally.Our background reminds us that it is our duty and responsibility to respect and uphold the dignity of all people and to contribute to securing human rights.
We carry out education and awareness work regarding migration with its background and ensure that social inequality is counteracted. In this way we raise our voices in Germany to make the world a better and fairer place and to work out solutions to social, economic and political problems.

Mamakiya - Team
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Amanda Luna

Projektleiterin - Geschäftsführerin

is the founder and managing director of MamaKiya, she has led various projects with a regional focus on Peru and works in the health, education and investigation sector.

“Llapallanchi haywacushun Latinoamericatha apashun songunchichu chaymi kukukuylla kallpallanchi mana gongananchipa kushicuyninchita chai ahalla pachalla.”

"We walk together - carrying Latin America in our hearts - and that is our driving force, never to forget to smile in difficult moments."

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Bruno Pellegrino

Vorsitzende

is the first board member of MamaKiya and works in the field of 3D animation.

“Como imigrante conheço as dificuldades e obstáculos que o contato com uma nova cultura oferecem”

"As a migrant, I know the difficulties and obstacles of contact with a new culture."

Helena Santana Losada

Helena Santana Losada

Vorsitzende

is the third member of the board of directors of MamaKiya and is active in the field of environmental and sustainable development education.

"For me, successful projects mean achieving lasting positive effects for all participants through communication at eye level and the awareness of learning from and with each other. This is exactly what MamaKiya can offer!"

Silvana Deisy Paulina Tumminello

Silvana Deisy Paulina Tumminello

Vorsitzende

is the second member of the board of directors of MamaKiya and works in the field of technology development and scientific teaching.

"I am interested in the interaction between education, science and technology as tools for empowerment. This is how people can develop skills to create a better future in the society they find themselves in."

Evelyn Rothkranz

Evelyn Rothkranz

Project application manager

is currently studying the Master's program Intercultural Communication and Education

"I am moved by the cross-cultural understanding, face-to-face encounters, empathy and community."

Leah Preisinger

Leah Preisinger

Support for the coordination of international actions

studies political science and philosophy and feels connected to Latin America in a special way since her culture-wide voluntary service in Brazil.
"Promoting intercultural sensitization and working for a sustainable future brings us closer to a world community in the true sense of the word."

Evelyn Guadalupe Cazares Jiménez

Evelyn Guadalupe Cazares Jiménez

Coordination of events in Mexico

Master in teaching management of virtual worlds, founder of S.A.S CreartEnlínea and Tianguis Ariwá (Market with soul)
"I support Mamakiya because they focus on action research with populations of artisanal producers and researchers, as a network that protects and preserves the knowledge that contributes to the sustainable conservation of the environment."

Julia Wipfelder

Julia Wipfelder

Internship

is an intern at MamaKiya and is currently studying Transcultural Studies/Cultural Anthropology.
" Intercultural sensitivity and self-reflection are essential for me in order to realize a cooperation on the same eye level."
Lara Savec

Lara Savec

Internship

studies hotel and tourism management. She has lived in Uruguay for over a year and thus got to know and love the Latin American culture.

"Seeing other cultures opens your eyes. Understanding them, whole worlds.
If more people tried this, life would be easier for many of us."

Nora Hoevener

Nora Hoevener

Support for networking

Studies Multilingual Communication with Spanish and English and loves to meet new people and cultures.
"Often things only make sense when you look at them from a different perspective. You don't necessarily have to turn yourself upside down to do this - entering into a dialog with other people and engaging with other points of view often helps at least as much".

Karen Marimon

Karen Marimon

Unterstützung für Online-Kampagnen

is currently studying for her master's degree in intercultural communication at LMU Munich. 

"For me it is of utmost importance to work in connection with Latin America, the region I originally come from and which will always play a very special role in my life. My main interests are early childhood education and intercultural sensitivity, and together with my colleagues in Mamakiya I can finally combine both and work on them."

Our History

How we began

Since 2013 we have been carrying out self-financed projects in Latin America with cultural and gastronomic activities. Since we want to work sustainably and on a long-term basis, we decided to found an association that enables us to do just that and helps us to do so and to network better. We create participation and alternatives.

Where we are now

As a new and professionalizing organization we are intensifying our online activities in cooperation with volunteers in Peru, Bolivia, Brazil and in North Rhine-Westphalia we are networking to reach out to other cooperation partners.
In our new video we present different perspectives on climate change.