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Peruvian inspirations

Many thanks to all of you who have supported the four projects on the Earth Dinner platform through money, interest or voluntary work and a lot of gratitude to all the people who are making this planet a little more sustainable, natural and humane right where these projects are active.

This month very touching projects are awaiting us again. We have a focus on Peru, three of the four projects in February are in Peru - Wawa-Wasi, creative and free develpment for children - Mónica Rivas, establishment of a single mother’s healthy gastro business - Sumak Kawsay, project where fruit trees are planted in order to make life easier for pollinators. Our fourth projects leads us back to India, to Vandana Shiva. (15.-21.2.)

In the first week of February (1.-6.2.) we are supporting the project Wawa-Wasi in Pisac, Peru. We have reached the area of “holistic health” again. Wawa-Wasi is a space for learning, experiencing and disvovering that draws its inspiration from different alternative pedagogical approaches and from expressive art. Wawa-Wasi means Children’s house and, without a doubt, it contributes to the holistic health and to a happy and free development of children.

Wawa-Wasi, Pisac, Perú

Wawa-Wasi acts in harmony with our ecosystem and helps the children understand and live the importance of respect and care for nature through experiential pedagogy and activities like gardening, how to deal with water, separation of waste, composting, recycling etc. It is all about treating this planet in a sustainable, respectful and responsible way and about not seeing oneself as a separate entity from earth but as a part of the whole.

Lourdes Lankinen, founder of Wawa-Wasi, has just been given the invitation to start building a new eco learning space very close to where Wawa-Wasi is active now! Mario, neighbor and expert for eco constructions would build the adobe house. Wawa-Wasi would need to prepay part of the construction. They wouldn't have to pay rent for the first couple of months. Then they could rent the space for years!

Mario is from this very part of Peru and knows how to build these traditional adobe houses! This is a very special opportunity for Wawa-Wasi. We invite you to spread the word and to contribute to the creation of this new eco learning space!

In the following week (7.-12.2.) we support Monica Rivas (originally from Venezuela) establishing her business successfully. She cooks and sells arepas, a typical Venezuelan corn dish. Budhare was founded when some of Monica’s friends and cousins tried her arepas during the lockdown in Peru and insisted that she should start a business selling them. She has now already been doing this for 8 months!