This year a long cherished wish of ours comes true: Thanks to your support we are now able to do something against hunger in Central and South America and so we are happy to be able to support a whole village in Peru together with Buddhist Global Relief.
About the situation and our local partner
The Wawa Sonqo organization in Cusco, Peru, has been working since 2006 to break the cycle of poverty that affects 24 percent of Cusco's population. Wawa Sonqo focuses its efforts on three pillars: Education, Nutrition and Health. The goal of this project we support is to combat malnutrition and undernourishment among children and adolescents in the farming community of Chaquepay, Huarocondo district in Anta province, located in the foothills of the Andes.
Currently, children and families feed on low-quality food.
The objectives of the project are:
- To train families in the cultivation, care, protection, and preparation, processing and preservation of fruits and vegetables.
- To educate families, especially mothers and pregnant women, on nutrition and developing healthy eating habits.
- To provide guidance and materials for the construction and use of simple greenhouses.
- To especially promote the cultivation of vegetables rich in vitamins and minerals such as spinach, chard, broccoli, cauliflower, onions, tomatoes, etc.
There are 150 families living in the village. The trainings and workshops are offered free of charge to the entire community. The project starts with 21 farming families and 112 people, more than half of whom are children. The 21 families selected for training will each receive a greenhouse. The whole village will benefit from the yield and knowledge, and the village community will be strengthened and secured. The project aims to create new habits and customs that will enable long-term, healthier and vitamin-rich food autonomy.
Thanks to your help, we are creating a fertile piece of land under adverse conditions. A whole village thanks you and we ask for your generous support.
Text: Olivia Haas