Practical Action: Improving Lives - Peru, Bolivia and Equador
in the Peruvian Andes, many families live, cook and sleep in a single
room, made of mud and thatched with straw. During the winter months
they struggle against heavy rainfall, frosts and extreme cold, and in
the summer face severe drought.
are struggling to make a living traditionally, rearing alpacas and
growing potatoes, as both are weakened by droughts and downpours. With
an annual income of just £180 per family, from the sale of crops and
wool, many communities are living on the edge
living in such isolated areas are hit first and hardest by climate
change and now need to be able to adapt their way of life in order to
survive. By introducing simple technologies and sharing practical
skills, we can help to ensure that whole communities can build
this project will work with 11 communities in the rural districts of
Maranganí, Sichuani and San Pablo to introduce clean piped water, safe
environmentally sound sanitation and renewable energy from sun, wind
and water power. To ensure sustainability long after the project has
ended, we will work with community experts (known as 'Kamayoqs') who
will be trained to share information with families across the project
three and a half year project, ending in December 2011, will improve
the lives and livelihoods of some 1,700 women, men and children across
The full proposal can be downloaded by clicking on the project title.
Clicking on the charity's name will take you to the charity's own web sites.
like a printed copy of the full proposal, please phone or email Brenda Groth (739229), Halcyon Leonard (452783) or Clive Rodgers