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Grow your Greens
a Class SolutioN
to Malnutrition

What we do

Since 2009, we combat malnutrition and improve the quality of life of communities high up in the Andes mountains of Peru. We do so by introducing organic vegetable gardening, starting at schools, then working also with families. Currently, we are scaling up our impact by involving Peruvian authorities in implementing our solution.

Why

At around 3.800 meters (12.500 feet) above sea level, the Peruvian Andes are a difficult place to live in. The climate is cold and harsh, with a lack of water for months on end, fierce UV radiation and hail storms beating down on thin, poor soils.

People live here in isolated small communities and are very poor, practising only subsistence farming. Safe drinking water, health care, proper education and job opportunities are absent. Hygiene and housing conditions are deplorable. The indigenous population is being discriminated against by the government, with girls and women finding themselves at an even more disadvantaged position.

The only crop grown up here is potatoe. The local diet, therefore, also consists mainly of potatoe. All people, but especially children are severely affected by this poor, unhealthy diet. They suffer from chronic malnutrition (13,1 % of children under 5 years) and anemia (43-45 % of children between 6 and 36 months) (UN World Food Programma, May 2022).

Grow your Greens
a Class SolutioN
to Malnutrition

Food
security

Schools

At the request of a community, we start by building a school garden with teachers, pupils and parents. Instruction, most tools and materials come from Por Eso! We demand that, in return, the community puts in their fair share of labour, in order to avoid non-sustainable dependency on aid. Step-by-step the community expands the school garden with, amongst others, shade awnings, green houses and irrigation. 

They build a clean kitchen and cafetaria where school classes cook and enjoy their own healthy lunches. We instruct teachers how to integrate subjects like math, biology and fysics into the gardening lessons.

Families

Using the school garden as an example, families can start their own vegetable garden. After a few years, they usually grow more greens than they can eat. 

Selling their surplus at the market, they earn much needed cash. As families learn about the crucial relations between food, health and hygiene, they improve the comfort and hyiene of their homes.

IMPACT

We closely monitor our impact, so we know we deliver. Growing greens really is a class solution and not just to malnutrition. Income goes up, as does the quality of education. People report their health improving and even feeling happier! In all of our activities, explicitly going against culture, girls and women are treated equally. We see gender dynamics change for the better, in communities and within families.

the long run

After six years of working with our support, communities are firmly and independently on their way to further development. Their easy and cheap gardening method is sustainable, needing no input from outside, resistant to whatever the climate throws at it. The well-trained and experienced gardeners, kids and parents alike, know exactly how to handle the garden themselves. They even manage to instruct their neighbours.


scaling up

We get a lot more requests from new communities than we can handle ourselves. Great! Increasingly we involve Peruvian school authorities, municipalities and other branches of government. They commit to supplying personnel, materials and funding by signing official contracts with us. Our team of field workers take on the role of specialists. They train and support Peruvian authorities in implementing our solution. In this way, we scale up our positive impact on very poor families exponentially.

PERÚ

working area

Cusco and Puno provinces

Lima city

Working areas

PublicatioNs

newsletters

Want to be on our mailing list?
Info@poreso.org

doNatioNs

We would gladly receive your support


Peruvian account

BCP (Banco de Crédito Peru) (Cuzco)
Titular: Asociación Por Eso Peru
Número de cuenta corriente Soles:
194-2122701-0-23
C. I: 002-194002 12270 102394
Número de cuenta corriente Dólares:
285-2380056-1-65
C. I: 00228500238005616558
SWIFT: BCPLPEPL

Dutch account

Bank name: Rabobank
Account number: 0141 061294
BIC: RABONL2U
IBAN: NL40RABO 0141 061294
Name: Stichting Por Eso

Asociación Por Eso! Perú is registered in the Registro de Personas Jurídicas de la Oficina Registral de Cusco, number 11186133. And in the Registro de Organizaciones No Gubernamentales de Desarrollo (ONGD) Nacionales receptoras de Cooperacion Tecnica Internacional, that is lead by the Agencia Peruana de Cooperación Internacional (APCI) under the number 067-2011.

Annual report 2021

Annual report 2020

Beleidsplan 2022-2025

standaardformulier ANBI 2021

standaardformulier ANBI 2020

Annual report 2019

If you have any other idea on how to support us, we would love to hear from you! Please contact us by sending an email to info@poreso.org

who we are

Por Eso! Peru was founded in The Netherlands in 2009 and has a Dutch Board. It is a non-profit organisation with a Peruvian team of twelve professionals working from the office in Calca (Cusco), Peru. Por Eso! is mainly dependent on funding, but we are working on making Peruvian authorities take on more of the costs.

A special collaboration is the one with CREEMOS in Lima, our invaluable counterpart. We have been working alongside each other for nine years now. This group of tenacious and creative Peruvians are responsible for our national network and a large part of the donations made from within Peru. If you want more information about CREEMOS, please contact president Sonia Vexelman:

Email: svexelman@gmail.com

CONTACT us

    Follow us!

    © 2023

    Grow your Greens
    a Class SolutioN
    to Malnutrition

    What we do

    Since 2009, we combat malnutrition and improve the quality of life of communities high up in the Andes mountains of Peru. We do so by introducing organic vegetable gardening, starting at schools, then working also with families. Currently, we are scaling up our impact by involving Peruvian authorities in implementing our solution.

    Why

    At around 3.800 meters (12.500 feet) above sea level, the Peruvian Andes are a difficult place to live in. The climate is cold and harsh, with a lack of water for months on end, fierce UV radiation and hail storms beating down on thin, poor soils.

    People live here in isolated small communities and are very poor, practising only subsistence farming. Safe drinking water, health care, proper education and job opportunities are absent. Hygiene and housing conditions are deplorable. The indigenous population is being discriminated against by the government, with girls and women finding themselves at an even more disadvantaged position.

    The only crop grown up here is potatoe. The local diet, therefore, also consists mainly of potatoe. All people, but especially children are severely affected by this poor, unhealthy diet. They suffer from chronic malnutrition (13,1 % of children under 5 years) and anemia (43-45 % of children between 6 and 36 months) (UN World Food Programma, May 2022).

    Grow your Greens
    a Class SolutioN
    to Malnutrition

    food security

    schools

    At the request of a community, we start by building a school garden with teachers, pupils and parents. Instruction, most tools and materials come from Por Eso! We demand that, in return, the community puts in their fair share of labour, in order to avoid non-sustainable dependency on aid. Step-by-step the community expands the school garden with, amongst others, shade awnings, green houses and irrigation. They build a clean kitchen and cafetaria where school classes cook and enjoy their own healthy lunches. We instruct teachers how to integrate subjects like math, biology and fysics into the gardening lessons.cocinan y disfrutan de sus propios almuerzos
    saludables.
    Instruimos a los maestros sobre cómo integrar materias como matemáticas,biología y psicología en las lecciones de jardinería.

    Families

    Using the school garden as an example, families can start their own vegetable garden. After a few years, they usually grow more greens than they can eat. Selling their surplus at the market, they earn much needed cash. As families learn about the crucial relations between food, health and hygiene, they improve the comfort and hyiene of their homes.

    IMPACT

    We closely monitor our impact, so we know we deliver. Growing greens really is a class solution and not just to malnutrition. Income goes up, as does the quality of education. People report their health improving and even feeling happier! In all of our activities, explicitly going against culture, girls and women are treated equally. We see gender dynamics change for the better, in communities and within families.

    the long run​

    After six years of working with our support, communities are firmly and independently on their way to further development.

    Their easy and cheap gardening method is sustainable, needing no input from outside, resistant to whatever the climate throws at it. The well-trained and experienced gardeners, kids and parents alike, know exactly how to handle the garden themselves. They even manage to instruct their neighbours.

    scaling up

    We get a lot more requests from new communities than we can handle ourselves. Great! Increasingly we involve Peruvian school authorities, municipalities and other branches of government. They commit to supplying personnel, materials and funding by signing official contracts with us. Our team of field workers take on the role of specialists. They train and support Peruvian authorities in implementing our solution. In this way, we scale up our positive impact on very poor families exponentially.

    PERÚ

    working area

    Cusco and Puno provinces

    Lima city

    Working areas

    PublicatioNs

    newsletters

    Want to be on our mailing list? Info@poreso.org

    Videos

    doNatioNs

    We would gladly receive your support

    Peruvian account

    BCP (Banco de Crédito Peru) (Cuzco)
    Titular: Asociación Por Eso Peru
    Número de cuenta corriente Soles:
    194-2122701-0-23
    C. I: 002-194002 12270 102394
    Número de cuenta corriente Dólares:
    285-2380056-1-65
    C. I: 00228500238005616558
    SWIFT: BCPLPEPL

    Dutch account

    Bank name: Rabobank
    Account number: 0141 061294
    BIC: RABONL2U
    IBAN: NL40RABO 0141 061294
    Name: Stichting Por Eso

    Asociación Por Eso! Perú is registered in the Registro de Personas Jurídicas de la Oficina Registral de Cusco, number 11186133. And in the Registro de Organizaciones No Gubernamentales de Desarrollo (ONGD) Nacionales receptoras de Cooperacion Tecnica Internacional, that is lead by the Agencia Peruana de Cooperación Internacional (APCI) under the number 067-2011.

    Annual report 2021

    Annual report 2020

    Beleidsplan 2022-2025

    standaardformulier ANBI 2021

    standaardformulier ANBI 2020

    Annual report 2019

    If you have any other idea on how to support us, we would love to hear from you! Please contact us by sending an email to info@poreso.org

    who we are

    Por Eso! Peru was founded in The Netherlands in 2009 and has a Dutch Board. It is a non-profit organisation with a Peruvian team of twelve professionals working from the office in Calca (Cusco), Peru. Por Eso! is mainly dependent on funding, but we are working on making Peruvian authorities take on more of the costs.

    A special collaboration is the one with CREEMOS in Lima, our invaluable counterpart. We have been working alongside each other for nine years now. This group of tenacious and creative Peruvians are responsible for our national network and a large part of the donations made from within Peru. If you want more information about CREEMOS, please contact president Sonia Vexelman:

    Email: svexelman@gmail.com

    CoNtact us

      Follow us!

      © 2023