PROSOYA QUILLAZU – The Project for Girls
In 2007, the second PROSOYA PROJECT began to develop in QUILLAZU
PROSOYA QUILLAZU is intended to give girls, as well, a chance for a better future.
Apart from attending school, the girls have the opportunity to acquire various skills useful for a future occupation, or for their family, and for boosting their self-confidence. In the mornings, they visit the neighbourhood, state-maintained secondary school, which is run by nuns.
Project-own fields of training:
. housekeeping and nutrition
. health and hygiene
. textile design
. coffee growing
. bio-vegetable gardening
. keeping of domestic animals
The couple Sigrid Baake and Ulrich Hemer, both Peru-Aktion Managing Committee Members, attend to the QUILLAZU project in Germany, together with some of her Hamburg friends.
Sigrid Baake and Ulrich Hemer
Facts and Figures
The 28 hectare property, above the village of Quillazu, was financed with specific donations by the non-profit organisation amntena e.V, a group of development volunteers, and by the Humans and Animals Foundation.
In May and June 2007, several drainage ditches were dug on the property, to allow the rainwater to run off into the river, rainwater which cannot seep away as the soil mainly consists of clay. Subsequently, machines were used for the necessary terracing. At the end of 2007, the first building was finished in the raw. In 2008 and 2009, a second house could be built with the help of two German volunteers and moneys which amntena obtained from the German Ministry for Development and Cooperation.
In March 2008, the first six girls were admitted, followed by another six girls a year later.
The proven educational PROSOYA program is also employed for the girls in Quillazu.
Magdalena Kroll, an academically trained expert for agriculture and domestic animals has been in charge of the girl project since March 2010.
Rosa Camacho, a village woman, cooks for everybody, and instructs the girls in the kitchen.
In order to include healthy vegetables in the diet, the girls cultivate their own bio-vegetable garden, which was laid out in the summer of 2008. In the meantime, a spacious henhouse and a rain worm composting plant could also be built, and the first four beehives have already given 80kg of honey.
Local experts conduct courses in information technology, forest economy, beekeeping and health education.