The harsh conditions of altitude and cold in the Andean range prohibit the growth of certain vegetables and fruits. These are grown in warmer climates and shipped to Andean cities. We proposed to streamline this process by producing self-sustaining, scalable, water-efficient, organic greenhouses.
• Greenhouse for agribusiness production (IPA in Spanish), is a greenhouse of 240 m² of area, of welded metal and uses 2 rolls of plastic agrofilm. In this greenhouse we can cultivate one or two cash crops that will be sold in the local market to generate profit to the orphanage. In the past we have grown strawberries and sold them to hotels in Cusco. This year we are selling Big Beef Tomatoes and Cherry Tomatoes. These fetch a high price in the tourist industry in the Peruvian Andes.
The cost of building a greenhouse is $6,000 USD. In three harvests we can break even on construction costs. Since these can operate year round, they can become self-sustaining in under two years. We are looking for sponsors who will donate the construction costs and first planting. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or make a donation.
We currently have greenhouses in our Anta and Azul Wasi homes as well as Ccor-Ccor.