Trip notes: It takes $600 to help a family produce a hector of organically certified, high-protein beans (frijoles guindos), and help them find the market to sell them. LWR staff help the farmers organize what they have to offer, cooperating together to have the quanity and quality needed for new markets.
Quinoa needs sun, altitude, and heat to grow...perfect for the Andes.
It costs $600 a hector to build an irrigation system.
A family here may have three or four cows, getting six litres of milk per cow a day. LWR is working to increase this production to eight to 10 litres. "This is the way women make money."
$100,000 over three years funds a project to improve pastures and feed; teach faster and more hygenic milking techniques; improve sanitation; and teach cheesemaking.