Feed the World merged with CHOICE Humanitarian in 2016 bringing with it expertise in small scale agriculture. Coupled with the CHOICE community development and self-sufficiency model, the synergy of this merger has resulted in richer and broader scope in reaching villagers in Peru.
Direct impact by the numbers
CHOICE projects directly impacted families in Peru. Expeditions built 32 cook stoves to replace the traditional open kitchen fires which eliminated the toxic effects of open cooking fires in enclosed kitchens. The most effected were young children and the elderly, not to mention the reduced life expectancy of women who were constantly exposed to smoky kitchens. In 2016, 2 larger projects built stoves for kitchens used for preparing meals for 450 students.
450 villagers participated in CHOICE small scale agriculture training programs resulting in 24 new kitchen gardens each growing radish, broccoli, carrots, spinach, zucchini squash, and beets.
Additional training was given to 124 persons on public and personal health and agriculture.
Over the course of the year CHOICE consulted with two other NGO’s in the Municipalid de San Miguel in del Faique and the Municipalidad del distrito in La Arena.
Persons indirectly impacted
CHOICE leaders conducted outreach training in villages in Meseta Andina , El Faique and La Arena on the CHOICE community development model. 11 new villages participated in this training in 2016.
In Meseta Andina, 5 communities participated in CHOCE reaching 798 villagers.
In San Miguel del Faique, 5 communities were trained reaching 288 villagers.
In La Arena, 152 villagers were reached.
CHOICE accomplished this outreach with 2 professionals and 7 field technicians.
A total of 1238 people were directly benefitted by CHOICE projects. CHOICE workers coupled with district municipalities and supported by local schools help to broaden the outreach of the CHOICE development model.
You made it happen
These efforts to eliminate extreme poverty and their successes would not have been possible without the generosity of CHOICE Donors and CHOICE Expeditioners. The result was improvement of the health and life span of villagers resulting in improved and productive lives.
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