Peru News

From Orphan to National Advocate for the Rights of Entrepreneurial Women

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Juana was orphaned at the age of 11 and in between working at a local bakery to support her younger siblings, she studied at night to be a medical assistant. In 2008, Juana joined THP partner organization, Chirapaq, in Peru and, together with women from her community, began a small business selling guinea pigs. She was so successful in business that she has since advocated at a national forum for the rights of entrepreneurial women.

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Indigenous Communities and Chirapaq Celebrate 25 Years of Partnership in Peru in 2011

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Indigenous women and men in rural regions of Peru celebrated 25 years of partnership with Chirapaq this year – 25 years of indigenous rights, gender equality and income generation.

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Chirapaq's April 2011 Update to the Global Board

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Read highlights from July-December 2010 from The Hunger Project partner organization, Chirapaq, in their official report to the Global Board. The complete report is available for download.

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