Social Businesses"With my salary, I can feed my family, be more independent and ensure a good education for my children."Marisol has worked for two years now making flower cards for Corazones.
In order to achieve further independence of our social projects in Peru from donations from Germany and to advance the sustainability, we have created several "Social Businesses" as social, profit-making concerns. The aim of these concerns is the overcoming of poverty and the advancement of the access to education and health care.
The social aspect of the concerns has the aim to maximize profits. The concerns work economically and ecologically sustainable. The achieved gains are being reinvested in the particular businesses and finance additionally other social project.
The co-workers obtain earnings which are usual in the market, the working conditions are above-average and there is a great identification between workers and business and our project overall.
Among our ‘Social Business’- Projects we have the fabrication of flower postcards, angels, ceramics and woven carpet as well as the breeding of chicken, guinea pigs and salmon trout.
Six women from the surrounding farmer communities are producing greetings and felicitation postcards from real flowers in our flower workshop. The flowers are being grown, picked and dried especially for this purpose. We sell these cards in Peru and Germany and they can be purchased online as well. More information here.
Ceramics and woven carpets
Ceramics and woven carpets are produced by the children in Munaychay in the voluntary workshops at the weekends. Through this we advance the creativity of the children and we make profits from selling these products to hotels and restaurants in the Urubamba area.
Agricultural Centre Santa Rosa
In the agricultural Centre Santa Rosa we breed chicken and guinea pigs. Additionally we also cultivate vegetables. The eggs and vegetables from Santa Rosa we use to prepare the children’s meals.
Fish farm in Huilloc
Our biggest social business is a fish farm in an altitude of 3.500 meters in the community of Huilloc, which is located in a beautiful valley about 40 minutes about the tourist town Ollantaytambo. The farm was established in cooperation with the village community, who benefits from the earnings as well.
In Peru and especially in the Andean region salmon trout dishes are very popular. Given this we don’t only sell the trout in Huilloc, but we also offer a delicious meal for visitors and tourists. And those interested in our organization also have the chance to inform themselves in our projects and the traditional farmer community Huilloc.
The flower cards are hand-made with loving care and precision.
Our carpenter Teofilo manufactures doors, windows and furniture for our social services.