Study for Habitat Improvement Workshop (Filadelfia – Paraguay)

Permanent social irrigation technology for peasant farmers and indigenous communities. The Chaco is an inhospitable region in the centre of South America. The land is fertile, despite there being insufficient amounts of organic materials and low humidity levels: it only rains, even if heavily, two to three times a year. It is a region where […]

Laigüiraki Corporation (San Francisco – Colombia)

The agro-ecological school of the Laigüiraki Corporation is located in San Francisco, 45 minutes away (by car) from Bogota. Since 2005, the corporation works with farmer communities in order to implement a system of organic and agro-ecological poduction. In the school they not only exchange and difuse agro-ecologic technolgogies, but they look to involve the final consumers, mainly through experiences […]

Palmas Bank (Fortaleza – Brasil)

The Palmas Bank was founded in 1998 in the Conjunto Palmeiras (50.000 inhabitants), a Fortaleza slum, in the Brazilian nordeste. It is the combination of a complementary currency (today accepted by the 97% of shops and supermarkets in the Conjunto) and a social bank (whose activity is focussed on productive microcredit). They were the pioneers in the […]