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Donate trees to help impoverished families in Peru
Donate trees to help impoverished families in Peru
Donate trees to help impoverished families in Peru
Donate trees to help impoverished families in Peru
Donate trees to help impoverished families in Peru
Donate trees to help impoverished families in Peru
Donate trees to help impoverished families in Peru
Donate trees to help impoverished families in Peru
Donate trees to help impoverished families in Peru
Donate trees to help impoverished families in Peru
Donate trees to help impoverished families in Peru
Donate trees to help impoverished families in Peru
Donate trees to help impoverished families in Peru
Donate trees to help impoverished families in Peru
Donate trees to help impoverished families in Peru
Donate trees to help impoverished families in Peru
Donate trees to help impoverished families in Peru

Prosperous Omacha

Cusco, February 2021

Dear Donors

In these months we have continued to accompany the families of Omacha, we have adapted to the preventive measures before COVID-19. Our team of expert farmers and the families have reached agreements where we all contribute and are prosperous. COVID-19 will not stop us.

Today, more than ever, we believe in the organisational and associative potential of the families for the good of their communities. Under a spirit of companionship they have carried out wonderful, useful, productive and timely activities, in the circumstances that the world is going through at the moment and they especially, in areas so far away, remote and inaccessible. Here are some photos that beautifully reflect what we have been doing, vegetable gardens, guinea pig sheds, trout ponds, tending the grass, fixing our kitchens and caring for our nurseries.

Come and join us!!!

Tree donations to help impoverished families in Peru

This project seeks to lift 1096 families out of extreme poverty in Pichigua and Omacha in Cusco, through peer learning and healthy competition. The goal is to accelerate the recovery of degraded soils and vegetation while helping the villages, and the families living in them, to manage their natural resources in a sustainable manner.

In the community of Huillque-Omacha everyone participates in the construction and care of the guinea pig sheds.

The ideal place for the construction of a guinea pig house should be far away from noise, dust and noxious gases. The guinea pig is a very shy animal and needs peace and quiet.

Guinea pig meat has a high nutritional value, because it contains the essential amino acids and essential fatty acids required in human nutrition. The average protein content of guinea pig meat (19.49 %)

The families also tended to the cultivation of ryegrass, which is used for direct grazing, cover crops and erosion control, silage, hay and other crops.

The care and business of trout has also been present in Omacha's families.

In the community of Huasquillay-Omacha, the women have been improving their homes, making them healthy, especially in the kitchen with its oven and cupboards to keep their pots and cutlery clean and tidy.

The women put all their efforts into having their house nice, clean and tidy, with inlaid, painted and nicely designed walls.

Omacha is at an altitude of over 3800 metres above sea level, where the low temperatures make it practically impossible for vegetables to grow naturally. For this reason we have implemented the vegetable gardens with phyto-tents, which are very valuable and useful for the families, and even more so with the preventive measures of COVID-19, having a good diet is indispensable for the families.

During these months, the families have been very motivated with the construction and care of their vegetable gardens with phyto-tents, with the participation of mum, dad, children and grandparents. These vegetables and greens will help them to combat the high rates of child malnutrition and improve their nutrition.

The community of Chapina, doing work for the construction of nurseries and bagging, and then placing the seeds.

Always with smiles and good humour, thinking about their map of the future.

We will soon be sending you reports on the 2020-2021 Afforestation Campaign.

Our team of expert farmers was authorised to be with the communities, complying with the COVID-19 prevention protocol.

We are grateful to be in a situation that allows us to continue serving our community during this crisis.

 

¡Help us with your donation to Plant Prosperity!

BLESSINGS

PACHAMAMA RAYMI TEAM


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Planting prosperity in the Peruvian highlands, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic

Prosperous Omacha

Tree donations to help impoverished families in Peru

This project seeks to lift 1096 families out of extreme poverty in Pichigua and Omacha in Cusco, through peer learning and healthy competition. The goal is to accelerate the recovery of degraded soils and vegetation while helping the villages, and the families living in them, to manage their natural resources in a sustainable manner.

 

Dear Donors,

We are very grateful for your valuable and continuous contribution to our projects. These are moments of solidarity and giving a helping hand. We are in constant change in the implementation strategies of our projects, to reach the rural families. It has been hard work. The consequences of the pandemic have exceeded our projections. Currently, Cusco is one of the few regions in Peru that maintains a focused quarantine. In addition to the fact that the communities make their own extreme quarantines, which brings side effects and other situations, we have made the decision to stop our activities in Pichigua, and continue with Omacha Prospero.

In addition to this adjustment of COVID-19 prevention programming in the projects and with our staff, our farm experts and families in the communities of all our projects, we have implemented training on the Prevention and Control of Forest Fires, which in this dry season are a latent danger to our trees.

In the community of Omacha, families have carried out activities for the 2020-2021 forestry campaign. Currently we are waiting for the arrival of the 2020-2021 rainy season

 

In July, our prevention and control protocol COVID-19 was approved by the health authorities, so our entire team was evaluated by the medical service.

We are very excited about the results we have achieved in Omacha,

üwhere we are working with 435 families from 8 communities representing 75% of the total population.

üTogether with the municipality we built nurseries where the families grew vegetables, 371 families, representing 63% of the total population, grew 8 varieties of vegetables for family consumption

Click and enjoy our Healthy Homes video:

https://www.facebook.com/PachamamaRaymi/videos/563940681204019

 

üWe continue to work on improving the guinea pig sheds, housing, and planning the 2020-2021 forestry campaign.

In business, there are 123 sheds: 91 guinea pig sheds built and functioning and 32 under construction.

We are now in the training stage in the cultivation of pastures for smaller and larger animals to have a sustainable business.

To date, 720,000 trees have been planted and for the 2020-2021 campaign the goal is to plant 200,000 pine trees..

We maintain a permanent contact with the peasant families, who have full confidence in our expert peasant leaders and their guidance. For this purpose we communicate by telephone, videos, radio programs and social networks, among others.

 

We are grateful to be in a situation that allows us to continue serving our community during this crisis.

 

¡Help us with your donation to Plant Prosperity!

BLESSINGS

PACHAMAMA RAYMI TEAM

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Dear Donor

With the COVID-19 pandemic affecting daily life, we thank you for your continued support and wish you and your community health and peace. At this time, PACHAMAMA RAYMI faces new challenges. As we adapt to these unprecedented circumstances, we will continue to serve our planet to the best of our ability. However, to ensure the safety of our community and ourselves, we have made the necessary modifications to our programming that we would like to share with you.

Since our organization's programming is already aligned with efforts to prevent and mitigate the effects of COVID-19, we are duplicating this work. We are placing more emphasis on Preventive Health programs, especially educating our communities about COVID19's key hygiene practices, Healthy Homes and Improving Family Nutrition, because we know that children and seniors with good nutrition can overcome any disease. Home-grown nutrition will be more important than ever. Communities will become completely self-sufficient as travel restrictions increase and assets become scarce. Gardens, and the knowledge and tools to grow them, become a lifeline.

We maintain permanent contact with the campesino families, who have full confidence in our expert campesino leaders and their guidance. To this end, we communicate via telephone, videos, radio programs and social networks, among others.

We are grateful to be in a situation that allows us to continue serving our community during this crisis.

¡Help us with your donation to Plant Prosperity!

BLESSINGS

PACHAMAMA RAYMI TEAM


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Environmental and socialsustainability in Pichigua

  • 80% Families have a clear and positive vision of their present and future. Thanks to internships at Granja Porcon, past projects Pachamama Raymi and others.
  • 80% Communities have a clear and positive vision of their present and future. 100% of the communal premises have a plan for the future within their walls (ecological and economic zoning)
  • 60% Families improve the quality of their homes. 100% of qualified families made improvements to their homes and achieved better quality living standards
  • 50% Families improve their diet thanks to vegetable cultivation. Las familias cultivaron verduras en pequeños invernaderos. El clima extremo y el costo de los plásticos impidió que más familias logren cultivar verduras.
  •   80% Families have a clear and positive vision of their present and future. Thanks to internships at Granja Porcon, past projects Pachamama Raymi and others.
  • 80% Communities have a clear and positive vision of their present and future. 100% of the communal premises have a plan for the future within their walls (ecological and economic zoning)
  •   60% Families improve the quality of their homes. 100% of qualified families made improvements to their homes and achieved better quality living standards
  •   50% Families improve their diet thanks to vegetable cultivation.
  • The families grew vegetables in small greenhouses. Extreme weather and the cost of plastics prevented more families from growing vegetables.80% Families have a clear and positive vision of their present and future. Thanks to internships at Granja Porcón, past projects Pachamama Raymi and others.
  • 80% Communities have a clear and positive vision of their present and future. 100% of the communal premises have a plan for the future within their walls (ecological and economic zoning.
  • 60% Families improve the quality of their homes. 100% of qualified families made improvements to their homes and achieved better quality living standards
  • 50% Families improve their diet thanks to vegetable cultivation. The families grew vegetables in small greenhouses. Extreme weather and the cost of plastics prevented more families from growing vegetables.

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Mr. Wendeslao R.'s home with all improvements
Mr. Wendeslao R.'s home with all improvements

After one year and half project:

- Participation

The participation goal of 60% was reach during the three contests. 415 families of 6 rural communities are part od the project.

- Households and health 

An increase in adoption and improvement of the practices is evident, 60% families have houses with plastered walls, separate rooms for cooking, living and raising guinea pigs, and chimneys to remove the smoke.Improving homes has a significant impact on family health. Smoke-free kitchens reduce the incidence of lung disease, especially for women who do most of the cooking.

Businesses

Families are working hard to improve their alpaca businesses. While the animals can thrive in difficult locations, often the pasture has been degraded over time from open grazing. Improved pasture practices and rotational grazing that allows the grasses to rest are making  a difference in th equality and quantity of animals that can be raised, increasing incomes for families.

Around the district, guinea pig businesses is starting. Families build new sheds, implementing it  with medicines, watering systems and improved pastures.

- Afforestation

Despite the hard environment conditions 63 000 trees were planted during the three contests. 80% of the families planted trees and 35 % have a familiar nursery

Staff demonstrating how to apply medicine
Staff demonstrating how to apply medicine
farmer medicating a guinnea pig
farmer medicating a guinnea pig
Mr. Wendeslao R. tending to his nursery
Mr. Wendeslao R. tending to his nursery
Farmer showing the treess proteccion from frost
Farmer showing the treess proteccion from frost
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