In-country income generating projects by villagers
Most of the raw materials required for concrete blocks are available from river beds. Our machines enable us to produce concrete blocks for village needs and manufacture them for sale to neighboring villages.
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL INCOME $2,000
Clay for roof tile is readily available. Our machines produce quality roof tile and generate needed roofing for our village buildings, plus tiles to sell to neighboring villages.
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL INCOME $1,500
Inca jewelry is popular with tourists. HOPE PROJECTS has a small factory in the high Andes that teaches young people the ancient Inca art of silversmithing and precious stone setting. Jewelry is sold to tourists and donors. All profits are used to purchase more material and equipment so more people can be trained. Visit our website for available jewelry items.
JEWELRY MAKING EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES APPROXIMATE ANNUAL INCOME $35,000
It is estimated that by regular washing of hands before eating and after going to the bathroom, 80% of illness could be reduced. Villagers have also lacked soap for bathing and washing clothes. Raw materials are available from used cooking oil and lye from burnt wood ashes.
APPROXIMATE ANNUAL PRODUCTION 10,000 BARS OF SOAP