Empowering young people from the Andes
Despite their rich agricultural tradition and booming tourist industry, the districts of Lares and Calca in the region of Cusco are two of the most impoverished districts of the Peruvian Andes. Many people, especially young people, have been moving out of the area. Our partner organisation, ARPEC, has been helping young people to exploit their own opportunities to generate an income. At the same time, these young people are making an important contribution to maintaining the unique diversity in the region's agriculture.