Planting prosperity in the Peruvian highlands, in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic
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.
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.
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PACHAMAMA RAYMI TEAM