Increasing Food Supply for Quechua Communities

by Vecinos Mundiales Bolivia

Summary

Through technical training, leadership development and community organizing, this program helps 2,600 people in 25 Quechua villages become food self sufficient and conserve natural resources.
$60
total raised
2
donors
0
monthly donors
12
years active

Challenge

Irregular rainfall, erosion of steeply sloping land, and poor animal health reduces ability of indigenous Quecha speaking people living in remote mountainous area of Potosi, the poorest region of Bolivia, to feed themselves. Other problems include deforestation, overgrazing, lack of roads, water supply, markets, schools and other basic infrastructure. Seventy percent of the people are illiterate.

Solution

Training in leadership, planning, and agricultural management.

Long-Term Impact

Improve food security and nutrition, peasant families will apply undertake soil and water conservation, agroforestry, organic manure, animal health, vegetable growing and testing new seed varieties.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.wn.org/​aboutwn.asp
About Bolivia and key development problems
Program Overview
Approach to food security and agriculture
FAQ about World Neighbors

Organization Information

Vecinos Mundiales Bolivia

Location: Cochabamba, Bolivia - Bolivia
Vecinos Mundiales Bolivia

Funded Project!

Thanks to 2 donors like you, a total of $60 was raised for this project on GlobalGiving. Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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