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Ate, Peru. Bronze award for “Productive Pots”

The project obtained third place in this edition of the Local Innovators Program. With a gender focus, its objective is to improve the food security of the population. Here you can see his presentation video.

The coronavirus pandemic and the socioeconomic crisis increased the number of common pots in Peru. Faced with this problem, which goes hand in hand with food insecurity, a team from the town of Ate (province of Lima) decided to look for self-sustainability mechanisms for the nine pots that operate in the communes of Valle de Amauta and Horacio Zeballos. 

Maria Alejandra Llosa (social leader) and William Moreno (municipal manager) came together to work on the initiative in the Local Innovators Program 2022, and obtained the third distinction. Its objective is to transform communal pots into “productive pots”, in order to achieve better nutritional quality among the population of Ate and generate jobs, maintaining a gender perspective. 

“We work with 120 women daily. We support ourselves with money from the state, contributions from private individuals and from ourselves. Without this we would not be able to survive," he presents. America Lozana, president of the common pot in Horacio Zeballos. With the productive pots, the purpose is for women like her to recognize their potential as entrepreneurs “and accompany solidarity with productivity.” 

“Many thanks to the entire Ashoka – AYNI team, for their kindness, affection, patience, advice, contributions and people skills. These 6 months have been excellent for us and they have marked me in learning to feel the mothers and their hopes and expectations.. Congratulations to the 60 teams, each initiative is a jewel that adds to our countries. Grateful from the depths of the soul! Let's move forward for the women of Ate-Peru and the entire continent!

María Alejandra Llosa, social leader in Ate, Peru.

Once the program is concluded, the projects are made visible in the Local Solutions Marketplace, a space to connect innovators with impact funds and collaboratively solve the most pressing public challenges in cities.

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