200 families from local Cusipata- Cusco improve their food security and income through their improved houses, production diversity and the development of local agricultural undertakings.
The project will support 250 families from Cusco, located in 3 places (Cusipata, Tintico and Moccoraise) from Cusipata district, placed at Quispichanchi province from Cusco Region Perú
The recipient families are members from rural communities and association of rural farmers, who are quechua speakers, in a poverty condition and health and nutrition vulnerability.
For community selection, we have considered:
Communities from a same basin.
Community commitment of resources management to guarantee the project sustainability.
For family selection:
Families in poverty and vulnerability situation
Families with kids at scholar age.
Families engaged with the agriculture &/or animal production.
Living in the village or community.
Be an active member of the community and organization.
Promoting the women participation, especially families with mother who assume alone the sustainability responsibility.
Describe the community needs that your project will address:
Cusco is placed in the third group of the departments with poverty levels, between the 21.6 % and 24,6% (INEI, 2018). In 2018, the 54.2% of children between entre los 6 y 35 months have anemia, it is over the national average of 43.5%.
Also in 2018 the trend of home with basic services is lower than the national average (71% of the population, who has Access to the complete one: water and electricity)
The gaps become bigger. Cusipata, located in the Qispicanchi is between the places that achieve 50% of poverty (rural families, quechua speakers, agriculture and subsistence cattle production and limitation on sanitation services and low condition inside their homes) (INEI; Censo 2013).
The project will work with families in poverty conditions, with limited incomes, minors children, food insecurity and bad home conditions that implies illness, and less competitiveness at the markets, however their agriculture and cattle production
The project seek to solve many gaps that limit the Cusipata rural population development. The project focus its attention on::
Food Security, that includes the access to a diversified, healthy, nutritive and enough diet during all the year. Through the training of families about nutritive food, including meat, vegetables and also carbohydrate from food production for their self - consumption, promoted by the Project.
Develop local food production Through the food production, adapted to the ecosystem and the local knowledge as guinea pig production, and vegetables from the bio-garden production to ensure a continuous production including months with low temperature
Improve home conditions and its environment., avoiding the overcrowding, the bad scrap management and the risk on health during the food preparation.., Through new adapted technology to the rural context, as improved kitchen. This includes oven and warm water. There are also ecological shower and latrines. Finally, the, technical assistance about house cleaning, adequate arrangement and storage and trainings about water treatments, residues management and house environment
Maximize the local ventures, Families and local venture associations are local leader, who passed from self consumer to local marketers. Now they are going to receive supplies to improve their productivity and develop the market inclusion. In Guinea pig production and other ventures, we are going to work with the Distrital municipality of Cusipata to improve the technical support and built the productive infrastructure
How did your project team identify these needs?
The requirement is based on a secondary information from the national and regional statistic about poverty and vulnerability in intervention zone.
To get the primary information, we use pariticipative technics and instruments to identify the needs, the actors and future vision from the district authorities, families, leaders and local entrepreneurs.
• How were members of the benefiting community involved in finding solutions?
We made meetings with the Mayor, Councillors and the Manager of economical development at the District Municipality from Cusipata, to determine the gap inside the district and to give the priorization on the zones. According to the poverty indices and another social rates.
Through a focus group with local leaders, we mapped actors who are contributing inside the zone
(Identifying a low intervention of NGO, institutions and government programs, and other prívate organizations).
Interview to families about the actual situation inside their organizations and undertakings. .
Interview to identify family economical ventures, with a sample of 5 families in the community.
• How were community members involved in planning the project?
The families with all their members (father and sons) drew talking maps, which described the actual situation and other from his future