The district of Pichigua has around 1,150 homes of which more than 70% are extremely poor, this is due to the deterioration of natural resources. The main problems that affect Pichigua are: the scarcity of water; the lack of permanent pasture cultivation; agriculture based on annual crops for self-consumption, families use wood stoves without a fireplace which can eventually cause cancer by inhaling smoke; malnutrition due to poor diet, among others.
We have been working since 2008 on our projects for environmental recovery and poverty eradication with 70% success. We will work together with the families of the district the following items: Preventive health (familiar gardens with more than 5 varieties of vegetables, maintenance of the drinking water system, kitchens with chimney) Afforestation (1000 trees planted per family per year, tidy grazing and pasture cultivation ). Sustainable Business (sale of guinea pigs, mushrooms, cattle, etc.)
In the long term, the district will benefit from fertile soils thanks to afforestation, as there is no erosion, water infiltration will cause the land to produce pastures and agriculture will re-emerge. Families will have timber trees which they can sell as part of a sustainable business. The families will be prosperous.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).