Esperança’s program partner CADEP in Peru was recently nominated for an award for its ecological housing program in the COP 20, which is a United Nations sponsored Climate Conference that took place in Lima. They received 400 applications and CADEP ranked 7th overall!
The CADEP Program that Esperança supports provides food security and housing improvements to thousands of people in Peru. The partnership started in 2014 and has seen great results! So far, Esperança has accomplished:
- Distribution of seeds re-introducing native crops to benefit 778 families in cold, mountainous regions where food is hard to grow; this also included training and technical support.
- Additionally, they constructed 49 ecological homes in four rural highland communities benefitting 49 families directly and 13, 250 people indirectly through training and workshops on home building and associated projects such as irrigation, more efficient farming practices and efficient use of local resources for home and land improvement projects.
Join us in congratulating our partnership in Peru on this outstanding recognition!