Taking Pride in Community Learning

  Before ever having participated in a training, Recner Curitima and Kelly Maniwari Tapujima, a married couple living in the community of Puerto Prado, had heard of Minga Peru. The name had been mentioned by people in other communities and they were listeners of Minga’s radio program Bienvenida Salud which reaches over 120,000 listeners in Read More …

Breaking Out of Her Shell and Finding Her Voice

  From looking out for her family to looking out for her entire community.     For most of her life, Sadith Manihuari was always quiet and hesitant to speak up.  Living in the community of Puerto Prado, Marañon River (Loreto), during her entire life, she quite enjoyed the home she built with her husband Read More …

Empowerment Through Lifelong Learning

How one woman found empowerment through lifelong learning.   Francisca Jane Orosco Martinez is a 43-year-old woman who was living in a community in Ucayali with her husband and four sons. She had lived in Ucayali all her life when in 2003, Francisca and her spouse began to realize that their children weren’t receiving a Read More …

How an Ecological Crisis Became One Man’s Opportunity

Segundo and his wife in Iquitos

  Segundo Sajami is a 50-year-old resident of the San Francisco community of Iquitos, Peru. He lives with his wife and children and has spent his life working as a fisherman. He and his community have benefited from decades of fish abundance in the Marañón River, however, over the years, he noticed that he was Read More …