The Andes region Peru –keep the culture and surviveLife in a rough world - mountainsmore than 4000 meters
Who are we?Contact:Stichting Despierta CorazónUranusstraat 158521 LZ Sint NicolaasgaTel: O513-431701E-mail: bbenecke@go4ad...
Latin america - Peru                       Kaart Peru invullen            Puquio
Which region we support at the moment?  Departemento     Ayachucho        Villages:                      Urumayo          ...
Impression of the landscape
The „birth‟ of Despierta CorazónIn my memories I can almost feel the moment when I first got in touch with themost facinat...
Environmental circumstances (1)   Highlands 3.500 to 4.500 meter height   Extreme cold even in summer   Small villages ...
Impression of the villagesCentral building of the village                                  Typical stonehouses in the region
Impression of the villagesAlpaca the only source of income                                   Typical village in the mounta...
Environmental circumstances (2)   3 hours walking distance to the next city where e.g.    medicare is available   Primit...
Environmental circumstances (3)   No schools in the villages and also almost no teachers who    could teach the kids   N...
Problems (1)   Primary source of income – trade of alpaca wool     Alpacas are the only animals could live in the highla...
Problems (2)   Almost no education    No schools / teachers resulting in a high illiteracy rate     No perspective for y...
Impression of the personalcircumstances
Impression of the youngest ones
What do we want to achieve?   Approve the source of income:     Helping to set-up small trade companies     Trading the...
Impression of the first steps
Small gifts – big impact
How are we going to do this?   We believe in the „small gifts‟ any of us can effort. With our growing    network of „frie...
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Despierta Corazón - a foundation helping people in the Andes region of Peru. Our mission is to save an ancient culture and tradition. Provide education, better nutrition, medicare and basic economical knowledge.

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Basispresentatie Despierta Corazon Eng

  1. 1. The Andes region Peru –keep the culture and surviveLife in a rough world - mountainsmore than 4000 meters
  2. 2. Who are we?Contact:Stichting Despierta CorazónUranusstraat 158521 LZ Sint NicolaasgaTel: O513-431701E-mail: bbenecke@go4advice.nlBoard:Liz VillagomezTheo TimmermansMies BartholomeusBettina Benecke
  3. 3. Latin america - Peru Kaart Peru invullen Puquio
  4. 4. Which region we support at the moment? Departemento Ayachucho Villages: Urumayo B Negromayo Puquio
  5. 5. Impression of the landscape
  6. 6. The „birth‟ of Despierta CorazónIn my memories I can almost feel the moment when I first got in touch with themost facinating culture - the real indians of my country of birth Peru. I still seethem with their lamas and sheeps, fully packed, arriving in our village. You could hearthem from far away, because the animals were wearing bells around their necks. Whilethey came closer, the sound of the bells became friendly and harmonious. I ran outsideand saw a group of strange and enourmous colorful dressed people.I asked my father who those people were and he said: „They are coming from thehighlands of the Andes – de Punas – about 120 km from here. They walked thewhole way with their animals and products to engage countertrade in the lower villagesand cities. They try to change their wool, alpaca meat and dry potatoes (chuño) forwheat, sugar and oil.“These people survive”my father said. I was so touched by what he said that I madethe decision what ever it takes I will do something to help those people. I grew up withthe message “you can always share your bread with your fellow men who areless lucky” and we learned that actions speak louder than words. Now, many yearslater, from the memories and warm feelings for those people in 2010 wefounded “Despierta Corazón “.Muchas gracias amigos,Liz Villagomez
  7. 7. Environmental circumstances (1) Highlands 3.500 to 4.500 meter height Extreme cold even in summer Small villages with communities of 100 to 200 people Mostly older people Young people leave the villages to try to find a better life in Lima – the capital of Peru
  8. 8. Impression of the villagesCentral building of the village Typical stonehouses in the region
  9. 9. Impression of the villagesAlpaca the only source of income Typical village in the mountains
  10. 10. Environmental circumstances (2) 3 hours walking distance to the next city where e.g. medicare is available Primitive houses – grotty, drafty and always cold Only source of income – trade of alpaca wool and meat No public transportation, some viallages don‟t even have a connection to a road Lamas = transportation
  11. 11. Environmental circumstances (3) No schools in the villages and also almost no teachers who could teach the kids No medicare Health issues because of insufficient nutrition Almost no help from the government Almost no contact with the outside world Ageing of the population
  12. 12. Problems (1) Primary source of income – trade of alpaca wool  Alpacas are the only animals could live in the highlands  Much lower revenue for the wool in the past years  Intermediates earn a lot with the luxury wool but pay less and less to the people  In some places the quality of the wool is getting less – nutrition/grass for the animals has become worse (climate change)  More animals dying as the result of longer and colder winters and the inferior nutrition
  13. 13. Problems (2) Almost no education No schools / teachers resulting in a high illiteracy rate  No perspective for young people – trek to Lima without a chance to get a job or house in this daily growing megacity  Forgotten people – no help of the government Poverty  No good clothing for the rough environment – kids without shoes in the freeze  Bad and insufficient nutrition  No medicare
  14. 14. Impression of the personalcircumstances
  15. 15. Impression of the youngest ones
  16. 16. What do we want to achieve? Approve the source of income:  Helping to set-up small trade companies  Trading the alpaca wool independently  Teach the people in basic economy Schools for all children Medicare and better nutrition Safe the culture and traditions of the region Stop the trek to the big cities to avoid slums as e.g. in Rio de Janeiro
  17. 17. Impression of the first steps
  18. 18. Small gifts – big impact
  19. 19. How are we going to do this? We believe in the „small gifts‟ any of us can effort. With our growing network of „friends of Despierta Corazón‟ and our helping hands in Peru we will step by step try to reach our goals. Al the year through we organize activities to collect money – e.g. tombola‟s 2x a year, selling peruvian products on local markets, etc. Organizing events as e.g. “the original latin night” with peruvian food, salsa music and latin spirit. Organize travels to Peru with or without guiding! Want to know more? Want to join us? Visit our facebook site and become a FRIEND! Hasta luego amigos!

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