A tropical forest in the Ecuadorian Amazonia. The indigenous Kichwas of the Sarayaku community (1200 persons) live in its depths. Their existence is part and parcel of the philosophy of “Kawsak Sacha” (living forest/jungle). “Kawsak Sacha” perceives the forest as a living being that is formed of and communicates with all the beings that live there: its protecting spirits, animals, plants, trees, waterfalls, swamps, mountains, rivers. After a long and painful struggle, they managed to cancel an oil extraction project in their land. The community of Sarayaku proposes the introduction of the legal category of “Kawsak Sacha” as a protected zone in which oil and mineral extraction, logging and any other type of human extractive intervention is prohibited. I wanted to photograph them and experience first-hand how a society that looks poor at first glance, due to the lack of material goods, manages to interpret the notion of wealth differently: by prioritizing instead, the natural world, simplicity, communal life, creativity, solidarity and happiness.