Association Por Eso! Peru is an organization that provides a long-term nutrition in the Peruvian Andes through training, education and providing resources to communities. In such high areas, few crops can withstand the extreme conditions of intense cold and infertile soil, so the communities tend to eat only potatoes and suffer from malnutrition. Por Eso! teaches them how to cultivate the land and provides them with the seeds and the necessary means to sustainably nurture themselves.
As a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, poverty in these areas has increased due to unemployment and the exodus from cities to rural areas; these communities have starved. Help Peru has collaborated with Por Eso! to provide food for these communities. In June and November 2020, survival baskets were provided for a total of 1,000 families located in remote communities in Pisac and Pitumarca (Cusco), where Por Eso! has ongoing projects. The baskets contained food, plants, seeds, and blankets.
Learn more at www.poreso.org/en/.