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Does life always need to be an uphill struggle?

Living at 3,000 m and beyond is no walk in the park when you have a harsh climate and lacking infrastructure to contend with. Wattle-and-daub houses offer the farmers basic shelter. Their subsistence farming does not allow for the slightest degree of comfort. Here, families have to scrape together every last penny to pay for the education of their children.

Step 1: Bringing dreams to life

But what if we convince people that together they can move mountains? That they can pool their resources to create a plan for the business of their dreams?

Step 2: Giving lives added value

We encourage the ambitions of the potato cooperatives in the Andes: the farmers themselves train representatives, have their soil certified, invest in storage warehouses and create added value so that they can get higher prices from restaurant chains and supermarkets. In this way, they are taking their fate into their own hands.

Step 3: Planning for the future

Seeing the gradual progress they are making, the Andean farmers are now daring to dream of mechanisation. There are various advantages to this: lighter workload, better quality product and higher volumes. Their dreams are within grasp...

Thanks for helping our dreams come true!

Support us, as a private individual

By making a one-off donation you support the self-development of disadvantaged farmers in Ecuador.

Support us, as an organisation

We would be delighted to develop a customised support package for businesses or other organisations that would like to help farmers in Ecuador move forward. Give Koen Brebels a call on +32 (0)2 548 01 26.

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