Growing vegetables outdoors in the high Andes is extremely difficult. The altitude, soil conditions, and cold nights combine to make it difficult. Villagers exist on a limited diet of potatoes and maize. A simple greenhouse consisting of a small adobe wall, wooden poles and plastic sheeting greatly improve nutrition by enabling year-round production.

Greenhouse $1,250

Trees prevent soil erosion, provide needed firewood and also provide fruit.

Eighty Tree Seedlings (Matched by the Minister of Agriculture)

$75

Seeds for Planting Vegetable in the greenhouse $175

Work tools to make hard work easier and faster $100