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Oakland man to donate $100,000 from home sale to help Brazilian Amazon tribe

  • June 9, 2019 | East Bay Times

OAKLAND — When Josip Markus decided to sell his Upper Rockridge house, he wanted to also “make an impact.”

So he’s donating $100,000 from the sale to a nonprofit group — The SOFIE Foundation — that is working to preserve the culture of indigenous communities, including the Yawanawá tribe in the Brazilian Amazon. He said he’s giving back to the tribe, in part, because of its life-changing impact on him.

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