BENEFITING: Nourish International
Chapter: University of Kansas and University of Wisconsin
Partner Organization: Mobilizing Opportunity through Community Heritage Empowerment Incorporated (MOCHE, Inc.)
University of Kansas and University of Wisconsin students, in partnership with MOCHE, Inc., will build latrines, educate the community on sanitation, and work to preserve the ancient Chimu/Inka site of Cerro Huancho.
The Nourish International Wisconsin and Kansas Chapters are teaming up with MOCHE this year to combat extreme poverty in Jesus Maria, Peru. Jesus Maria is an official indigenous community. They do not have the sanitation resources to dispose of waste without harming the environment. Also, water and sanitation are significant issues in northern Peru, where access to clean water and sanitation systems is extremely limited for rural, indigenous people. An estimated 3.3 million rural Peruvians do not have access to clean water and 6.2 million do not have access to sanitation. That is why this project is so important for this community! Nourish International students will be helping MOCHE in their efforts to improve sanitation practices and promote cultural heritage by planning and implementing a health fair and building latrines for the community. With the collaboration of our students and the Jesus Maria community, this project will make an impact that will last for years to come.
MOCHE, Inc. (Mobilizing Opportunity through Community Heritage Empowerment Incorporated) is a not for profit organization dedicated to improving the standard of living in impoverished communities, preserving archaeological sites, and promoting research and education on the rich cultural heritage of Peru.
Please, join us in our fight against poverty in Jesus Maria! Your contribution will help promote cultural heritage, and improve the overall quality of life in these communities. Even the smallest donation can make all the difference!