Besides COVID-19 shutting down alternative income from tourism, Andean llama farmers are now facing the worse drought since 2002. This year they have survived with their crop reserves from last year. But the lack of rain and freezings have ruined this year's production. With your donation you will provide non perishable products so families can get through these challenging months. Andean llama farmers work to protect fragile mountain ecosystems and water resources, help us help them!
Andean llama farmers livelihood and food security directly depend on nature. This year, in addition to COVID-19 crisis, South America is facing the worst draught since 2002. Andean llama farmers were able to survive through the COVID-19 crisis with their food reserves from last year's harvest (tubers processed through dehydration can be stored for long periods), however this year's crops are being ruined due to the draught and freezings.
By providing non perishable food supplements we will help families get through the upcoming months as they will not have access to food from their crops. Helping families through these times will prevent them from getting and will help them stay healthy enough to work on their land for the next farming season. On average Andean families are composed by 4.5 members. Each food basket has enough food supplements to help a family get through 2 months worth of meals.
Helping llama farmers stay healthy through these critical times will help them survive the crisis so that they can continue working to protect our fragile mountain ecosystems and invaluable water resources. The Llama Pack Project works in partnership with high-Andean llama farmers to provide tools and skills for them to provide an organized and sustainable, eco-friendly pack service with their llamas and responsibly manage their natural resources while protecting their land.