OUR WORK IN NUMBERS
Our generous donors have helped fund Project Horizons with $25,087 since we started fundraising on our GoGetFunding page in late February.
Thanks to the generous help of our donors, we have been able to buy 117 irrigation kits. With the average family size of five, this means that Project Horizons has directly affected the lives of around 580!
Extra Tons of Food
An estimated 8 extra tons of food will be grown with the irrigation kits we have donated per year. This translates into a quantifiable rise in family income and a drop in malnutrition and malnourishment.
SANTA ROSA DE URPAY, CUZCO
14 Kits Donated
Project Horizon's first project was done in collaboration with UNESCO Peru. Horizons was able to fundraise and donate 14 irrigation kits to children in the Santa Rosa de Urpay school in Cuzco. Children also received UNESCO-organized lessons on smart irrigation and environmental conservation, enabling them to understand the impacts and importance of environmentally friendly farming practices.
CONVENTO LA TIGUIÑA, ICA
1 Kit Donated
Horizon’s second project was a small donation of a single kit to the convent of mothers of La Tiguiña, in Ica. Mother Rosa runs a community kitchen with produce grown in the convent’s garden and told us she will grow radishes, leeks, and potatoes for the soups she distributes to the disadvantaged in the community. The hot, arid, and water-scarce climate of Ica makes this water-saving irrigation technology even more valuable.
OCCOPAMPA, LLACHON, CCOTOS, AND LAMPAYUNI, PUNO
40 Kits Donated
Our third and largest project to date was done in conjunction with the Chijnaya Foundation. Horizons was able to donate 40 irrigation kits to the four communities of Occopampa, Llachon, Ccotos, and Lampayuni, in Puno, Southern Peru. These irrigation kits will allow these farming families to save water, increase crop yields, and importantly enable them to overcome the harsh and cold climate of Puno to grow a second harvest. The donation recipients will pay back half the cost of the irrigation kit they received to their communal rotation fund, which will allow them to invest in more agricultural technology in the coming months.
OCCOPAMPA, ESCALLANI, CCOTOS, ORINOJON, LAMPAYUNI, AND TIKONATA, PUNO
61 Kits Donated
Project Horizons and the Chijnaya Foundation have completed a second and larger delivery of 61 irrigation kits to disadvantaged rural communities of Occopampa, Escallani, Ccotos, Villa Orinojon, Lampayuni, and Tikonata in Puno province. These kits enable families to grow more food, spend less on water, and importantly allow them to overcome the harsh and cold weather of Puno and let them have two crop cycles a year instead of one, a fact which is sure to boost family income. These kits will be delivered in February of 2022.
CURRENT AND UPCOMING PROJECTS
Here are some of the projects we're currently working on and some of the projects that are in the near future.
KÖY KOOP- IZMIR
Project Horizons is planning a project with the Municipality of Izmir and farming cooperatives within the Izmir region. We'll be fundraising and donating dripkits to disadvantaged families and schools, helping educate people about sustainable agriculture.