About Robinson

Robinson was born in the Chovaiaco community,Matses reservation, Loreto region in Peru. The Matses are the only tribe in Peru which preserved the knowledge of the usage of Kambo and for them it is quite normal to introduce their children to this medicine already from a young age.

In 1971, Robinson was 8 years old when he received Kambo for his first time, nothing unusual as receiving and applying Kambo in the Matses community is just part of their culture. Cleansing from bad energies and to become a better hunter are often the motivations to do it. Nowadays even for the Matses men being good hunters is not sufficient to sustain their families. Because of the limited economic opportunities, Robinson left the Matses community in 2014 and moved close to Iquitos in order to get better job possibilities. A year later other members of his family joined him too and since then a number of his family members have been leaving nearby Iquitos.In January 2016 he supported for the first time the Kambo Naturista training with his remarkable skills in finding the frogs and extracting the frog medicine he soon became an important part of the Kambo Naturista training.

His presence and knowledge enriches the training with stories about his tribe and culture and the Kambo Naturista practitioners receive directly valuable insights about the Matses traditional work. Robinson is very grateful for the opportunity to be able to share and pass down the cultural traditions to all those who are open to preserve the ancestral knowledge that unfortunately is rapidly disappearing.

Him and other members of his family are usually also carrying out many of the tasks around the training which brings a great family atmosphere. The Kambo medicine, the traditional handcraft that has been created by his family members and the fair trade retribution by the Kambo Naturista, offers them the possibility to be financially stable and even support their community in Chovaiaco.