Helping individuals obtain the most basic requirement of survival.
In contrast to the world-renowned tourist attraction of Machu Picchu, the nearby mountains of Apurimac host whole communities living in mud-walled, thatched homes. These unsafe conditions leave families exposed to the elements as well as insects that carry Chagas Disease.
As a result, a quarter of the local population has contracted this condition which can cause cardiac and intestinal complications. Creating additional risk are the open fires used for cooking which frequently lead to severe burns, especially among children.
Esperança empowers individuals to safeguard their families within the walls of environmentally- friendly and safe homes at the rate of $2,500 per house. WE provide the materials, training and oversight, and families proudly invest their labor.
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