Founded in January 2000, the Center for Social Well Being is a non-profit organization dedicated to the enhancement of citizen participation to improve the lives and opportunities of children, youth and adults in Andean communities in Peru. We work to sensitize students and visitors to the region to global and local issues they can actively take part in to contribute to the development of mutual respect required for a just society.
Our program team and partners consist of anthropologists, ecologists, agronomists, nutritionists, health workers, school teachers, herbalists, midwives, community members and leaders who collaborate in areas of research, training and civic participation to effectively analyze, prioritize and resolve issues of concern through the implementation of strategies aimed to improve social, health and environmental conditions.
The Center for Social Well Being´s programs are carried out at "La Casa de Pocha" a highland ranch that practices organic farming to provide
healthy meals, and is powered by alternative energy for solar cooking,
electricity and plenty of hot water. The mountain lodge is fully
equipped with workshop space, lecture rooms, library, as well as
exercise studio, sauna and swimming pool on 12 acres of farmland,
bordered by the rushing glacial river Tsuktsun in the heart of the
Cordillera Blanca. The rural field site is located 1.5 kms. from the
nearest town, the provincial capital of Carhuaz, where international
communications (phone, internet, fax) are available.
See "La Casa de
Pocha" photo gallery,
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