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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
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

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

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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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Mr. Rodriguez  planted Three thousand trees
Mr. Rodriguez planted Three thousand trees

Currently we have a participation of 432 families, which are 90% of the rural population of 7 peasant communities (Alccasana, Ccahuaya baja, Chañi, Chimpa alccasana, Moro alccasana, Nueva esperanza and Sillota).

Water shortages, degraded grasslands and eroded soils are among the main difficulties faced by these communities. This situation generates poverty and migration of many families to other areas in search of better opportunities.


That is why we are working on the generation of healthy housing, prosperous businesses, recovery of degraded areas and reforestation. As a result, we already have 106 families with good healthy homes, 85 families with good pasture management, and 27 families with successful businesses. We have also installed forest nurseries with 170,000 seedlings, including pines and native plants, which will appear in the following campaigns; and one of the challenges we have is planting over 4300 meters above sea level, however, with the support and commitment of the families and the municipality we will be able to overcome it.

These advances motivate us to continue with the project and generate more development and reach more families in Pichigua.

Each tree requires frost protection
Each tree requires frost protection
Vegetable garden in Pichigua
Vegetable garden in Pichigua
Building shelves
Building shelves
New guinea pig farm
New guinea pig farm
Building a bigger tree nursery
Building a bigger tree nursery

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Pachamama Raymi

Location: Cusco - Peru
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Cusco, Peru
$14,876 raised of $30,000 goal
 
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