We work closely in partnership with our partner Sunshine in Peru and fully support them in helping to improve the lives of employees and the local communities.
Case Study - Peru
Health Education and Medical Campaigns
Working with The Ministry of Health, a health awareness campaign has been devised and shared with children aged between 3 and 5 years old within 12 local schools to support with their understanding of key health issues.
The aim is to create a culture of prevention through better education on diseases such as Dengue, Zika and Chikungunya. Additional work has been undertaken with the District Municipality of Tambogrande and the Regional Government of Piura where we are located to provide medical campaigns specifically to vulnerable people, young children and families with limited funds.
Furthermore, to promote good health practices, a radio campaign has been set up to help ensure that the population within the local communities are aware on how best to prevent diseases occurring as a result of the rainy season.
Skills and Development
Over the years we have facilitated the teaching of Marinera and urban dance to girls. The folk dance workshops encouraged folklore, strengthened their identity and helped improve body mobility and expression. Through the soccer workshops, children aged between 5 to 12 were taught to work in groups and at the same time to acquire skills that allow them to develop in a more integral way.
Social Support to Growers
As a result of the intense rains caused by what’s known as the “Niño Costero” phenomenon, we have supported our mango growers by helping with the creation of recovery plans and by providing provisions such as food and medical support.
A Fellowship Lunch
At the end of each mango season a fellowship lunch is organised which accommodates over 350 growers from the five mango production areas located within Tambogrande.
The lunch provides an opportunity to strengthen relationships between the growers and helps to form a positive outlook for the future.
“I appreciate the support of the Sunshine company, thanks to the coordinated work we have been able to train 668 preschool students, who now know more about the disease of dengue, zika and chikungunya.” Sister. Marlene Bardales