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Tear is a project focused on helping Peruvian people to build their community and working towards a better future by providing them with training and education. Two of the main focuses are on organization building and leadership training. During this project Linkinpact co-operated with ACED.
ACED has created helpful contacts in Peru through churches. The second organization further works on some basic needs such as sanitation in the district, access to water, the creation of vegetable gardens, and the improvement of the environment by planting trees and building retaining walls on the sandy slopes.

In addition, vocational training is an extremely important part of the program. This helps people to have opportunities to earn money more independently.

Proyecto Letrinas Asentamiento Humano el Trebol pamplona alta Peru

What kind of country is Peru?

Peru is a country rich in natural resources. It has breathtaking scenery and cultural heritage, and is known to have the best cuisine in South America. Unfortunately, Peru also has another side: extreme poverty. Almost half of the population lives in abject poverty.

What is the situation in the district of Pamplona Alta?

Pamplona Alta is also called ‘la chancher√≠a “- the pig barn. There still are pig farms in the lower part of the district. The environment in this area is not very fresh. The inhabitants of the slum Pamplona Alta, who are migrants from other parts of Peru, often find themselves in extreme poverty. Most of the basic services, such as sewage, water, and electricity, are unavailable.

What Linkinpact can do for this project?

Linkinpact supported ACED in this project from 2008 untill the end of 2012. ACED was the only development organization that was working in this area. It invited the church to be active in the district and to help the development project. The church hosts weekly children’s groups and groups for women. By December 2011, Linkinpact has helped ACED to provide the district with help for some basic needs such as sanitation in the district, access to water, the creation of vegetable gardens, and the improvement of the environment.

What are the concrete results of the project?

ACED achieved the following objectives in 2011:

Improved environment / surroundings by: placing latrines (100); the construction of sewerage (for 94 families); the planting of 10,000 saplings.
Stronger local organization and stronger capacities of women, youth, and local organization: The training of 2400 women and young people, 20 community organizations, and some 100 leaders from the community.
Improve the nutrition and the income of families: creation of vegetable gardens, introduction of micro credit for breeding flocks ( 90 women started breeding ducks, 100 women started laying vegetable gardens, and 10 groups of women got micro credit)
90 young people were given guidance on the value of the family by parents and external consultants.
With these activities ACED eventually reached a total influence for nearly 56,000 people

What are the effects of the project in the longer term?

The project was conducted and executed by the staff of ACED. They work closely with local organizations in the district, including the district administration and women’s organizations. The success of this co-operation is extremely important as it enables ACED to continue its positive influence and support on the people in Pamplona Alta and the local structures.