During the first ten years after the founding of FENAMAD, the leaders had to face the obstacles and shortcomings of an organization in its infancy. They did not have the infrastructure (an office), human, economic, material or logistical resources to carry out their role, so they had to make the best of every opportunity to travel to the communities, talk to the population and channel their proposals. On many occasions, the leaders paid for their travel expenses to the communities with their own economic resources. It is important to point out that during its first years, FENAMAD was supported by the institution Centro Eori.
Thus, from the eight communities that founded it, today it has come to represent the 31 existing indigenous communities in Madre de Dios and has also taken on the defense of indigenous peoples in voluntary isolation and initial contact.