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Sustainable Living

To provide support for effective, transparent, joint planning – on the part of local government institutions, companies and civilian society too.

This Oikos' project proposes to improve the quality of life and reduce the poverty of producers, workers and communities in Piura region through sustainable development of the banana sector.
This project aims to contribute for the decrease of poverty and inequality levels in the most vulnerable families of Satipo, Mazamari, Pangoa e Rio Tambo.

The population of San Martín de Porres was in a vulnerable situation due to various limitations and deficiencies that required immediate solution. The main problems were the precarious and dangerous accesses to the area, causing accidents every day. The slope where is the settlement is unstable, which made the population very vulnerable in case of earthquake, rain or collapse. The actions undertaken in this project aimed at improving human settlement in a sensitive way, in order to protect themselves against disaster environment, ensuring new access to the area, with living conditions more worthy. In addition, initiatives sought to protect the families of possible rock falls, with works that could held up land in trouble of collapsing. The construction of barriers or embankments also sought to amortize the falling rocks, as well as the construction of control dams to prevent the effects of rain and possible landslides.


Beneficiaries: 720 people (108 families)

Start Date: Aug. 2005

End Date: Feb.2006

To Improve the the basic health services and to improve families’ access to them and the quality of pre-school and primary school teaching of 7 benefiting communities in the Pomac Forest Historical Sanctuary.

Support groups and small associations' initiatives to improve the living conditions of the poor in the outskirts of Lima, particularly in terms of nutrition, health and hygiene, and support for mothers and marginalized women. To this, it was constructed a maternal- hall, cafeteria and 2 dressmaking workshops; the improving of the Child Eater equipment and medical assistance, and the widening / improvement of the nutritional surveillance of children in preschool age project.


Start Date: Aug.1996

End Date: Jul.1997

Construction of a building ground floor with two classrooms, so as to provide a suitable location to the development of classes of initial education with 55 children from 3-5 years of age, from the sector of Las Lomas and surroundings, and to be used as Local for communitarian meetings.


Start Date: Aug.1997

Date of End: May1998

Construction of a pig farm, promoting of the organized activity of creation guinean pigs and beekeeping production (using Honeybee flora and honey commerce) with the overall objectives of improving the food level served to the beneficiaries populations and generate economic income through the sale of surplus products, benefiting about 40 families.


Start Date: Sept.1996

End Date: Sept.1997

To build a simple infrastructure adequate to the volume of logistical support and diversity of services that COPROFAM provides in the neighborhood situated in an area of difficult access, rugged terrain and poor roads. The beneficiaries of this program will be the 70 people working in different COPROFAM projects (health, education, sanitation, nutrition, revolving credits fund) and also the 170 children who are provided with a daily meal and healthcare, mothers and households, in general a total of 6 000 inhabitants.


Start Date: Sept. 1994

End Date: May 1995

Poverty is one of the main social problems faced by Peru.

Poverty is concentrated in rural areas, particularly in "rural sierra." In this area, two thirds of households were poor, with 30% of them extremely poor.

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