The Limatambo District is an area of Peru with extreme poverty rates. Located in the highlands, its population is predominantly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent and contains the communities of Collpajata, Sauceda, Misquiyaco, and Tomacaya. In 1999 three men recognized the need to help these impoverished communities and in April of 2000 opened Casa del Aguila.
Although Casa del Aguila initially started as an orphanage, their mission was not only to provide homes for children but to improve the way of life for all the people in the region. Their focus would be education, health, homes for abandoned children, and agricultural development.
After 22 years of successful services to these communities, Casa del Aguila is in its final phase of development, self-sustainability. In 2017 they used some land on the orphanage property to start the cultivation of an avocado farm. It is anticipated that this project will yield over 600 tons of avocados this year, and Casa del Aguila has secured the exportation of this crop.
Through this project, Casa del Aguila was able to expand its mission services throughout the surrounding communities. It provided a much-needed financial impact through the creation of agricultural jobs. It is also providing direct income support for their educational outreach, medical, and dental services, and home for abandoned children. Even with all the progress and success, there is still a great need to expand access to these services to continue to aid the communities.
Casa del Aguila would like to increase their sustainable production of avocados to help achieve this need. By providing an irrigation system they can use land that currently cannot be used for cultivation to expand the production of avocados. We are looking to fundraise $250,000 for this irrigation project to help provide more jobs, education, and health in a sustainable way that is sustainable for building a better future.