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24 hours access to water in Las Pampas, Peru

24 hours access to water in Las Pampas, Peru

The Peruvian mango season runs from December to May. Our mango grower Dominus has three locations in the north of Peru where mangos are grown. Many of the workers that participate in the harvest of mango's live in a very arid area called Las Pampas. Dominus has asked the pickers how they would like to spend the Fair Trade premium. The pickers indicated they wanted to increase the amount of time they have water available in their homes.

External assistance

Dominus is "Fair for Life - Fair Trade certified by the Institute for Market Ecology (IMO). This means that working conditions, the environment and commitment to the community is checked annually. Moreover, Dominus and Nature's Pride have agreed on a minimum price and a Fair Trade premium of € 0.07 per box of mangos. This doesn't seem much, but considering the large amounts that are produced, Dominus annually saves a considerable amount which is used for social projects with an enormous impact on the community.

Country

Peru

Partner

Dominus

Purpose

Increase access to water for mango pickers and their families in Las Pampas, Piura, Peru.

Impact

24-hour access to water for 2000 people in Las Pampas, Piura, Peru, from previously 1 hour per day.

Funded by

Mango premie

External assistance

Dominus is "Fair for Life - Fair Trade certified by the Institute for Market Ecology (IMO). This means that working conditions, the environment and commitment to the community is checked annually. Moreover, Dominus and Nature's Pride have agreed on a minimum price and a Fair Trade premium of € 0.07 per box of mangos. This doesn't seem much, but considering the large amounts that are produced, Dominus annually saves a considerable amount which is used for social projects with an enormous impact on the community.

Results

An analysis concluded that the current water system in Las Pampas is inadequate and that for better access to water a new well had to be drilled. In addition, the water reservoir in the village has been increased, and new pumps new pipelines have been installed. These changes have increased the access to water for 2,000 people in Las Pampas from 1 hour to 24 hours a day.

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