ABOUT THE FOUNDER
Bane Saleh is an architect, a sustainability strategist, and plant and health researcher. She holds a Master in Metropolitan Research and Design from the Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles and a Master in Architecture from Ecole Speciale d’Architecture in Paris. Since the start of her career, Bane was determined to build sustainable and socially responsible solutions. Some of her projects were selected for the Venice Biennale and Archilab for Future Talents. She has worked for many years in the fields of Sustainable Architecture, Zero Waste Technology, and Public Health.
13 years ago, a health crisis, and her passion for healing naturally led her to nature’s largest pharmacy. Bane regularly spends time in villages in the Amazon, and both her and her daughter Gaia were baptized by the Huni Kuin and the Shanenawa peoples and given Indigenous names. Bane has worked side by side with prominent Indigenous leaders and elders from the Huni Kuin, the Shanenawa, the Yawanawa and the Mayan Peoples and has been entrusted to advocate for their communities and the protection of their lands and culture. Her respect, profound love, and understanding of the Amazon rainforest and its Peoples are the heart of Mothers of the Amazon’s mission.