Tikari, a peruvian NGO, develops learning centers on permaculture, land management and social development for native Andean communities. At the moment we have a 45ha hands-on learning center in the Sacred Valley near the city of Cusco. We sell farm products to pay for social programs that allows the community to thrive and develop as EcoVillages.
At the time of the course I was preparing a Business Plan as the final project for obtaining my Business Management degree at EAE Business School in Barcelona, Spain. I knew I wanted to start an NGO that could help diminishing inequality in my country (Peru) by empowering communities which live under the poverty line. During the course we worked on the concept of an ecovillage and I found in it a great possibility to adapt it to the situation and needs of my country. I finished my Business Plan in November and a couple of days after I was back in Peru starting the project. Now we are a team of 7 plus 2 volunteers working with a community of 200 indigenous peruvians.