Sustainable engagements that bring change

Community projects are important for the advancement of quality of life and community well-being. Since the foundation of our organization, we have placed great emphasis on sustainable and holistic projects. Because this will improve the quality, in the long-term, for all people in the community. This will improve the quality of daily life and long term environmental improvement for all people in the community.

New and ongoing projects

A teacher is giving school lessons (November 2019)

Hiring a Teacher

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, children have lost access to consistent education in the Andes. We are actively fundraising to support a teaching position to rectify this situation. Further project details

A housewife in traditional Peruvian kitchen at fireplace

Smoke Free Cooking

This is our upcoming pilot project. Improved kitchens through the implementation of smokeless metal stoves, to avoid lung contamination due to indoor cooking on fireplaces.

The trees planted by the inhabitants of Marampaqui, Peru

Reforestation

Reforestation through the plantation of pine trees at different locations around the area of Marampaqui at over 4,000 m.a.s.l. We have been doing this activity since our foundation in 2010.

The greenhouse was built and maintained by the community of Marampaqui, Peru

For a Healthier and Balanced Diet

We built several greenhouses to provide a healthy and balanced diet to the local community. This allows planting vegetables and herbs at a high altitude during all the seasons.

The expert at work on the new lightning conductor at the Medical Center in Peru

Lightning Rod

By installing a lightning rod close to the medical center we hope to avoid unnecessary deaths from lightning. It's also important to protect our equipment connected to the power supply.

Testimonials

"Over the years, the Rotary Club of Aarau has been able to generate various projects together with Con Corazón. One of the highlights was certainly the construction of the Medical Center at over 4,000 meters above sea level. The cooperation is always very sustainable, efficient and professional."

Martin Bachmann

Martin Bachmann

Rotary Club Aarau

"What I remember most about my involvement was working with the people in the remote Andean region, where the organization provides valuable support. The unique insight into the culture and way of life of those people is definitely one of the most beautiful and memorable of my stay."

Livia Hollenstein

Livia Hollenstein

Volunteer

"The Andes are my birthplace and I feel deeply connected to this region. To have the opportunity to support the people there in a direct way and without detours is something great. Knowing that donations are going to the right place, to the right people, is what I thank and trust Con Corazón for."

Anna Alberti

Anna Alberti

Donor & Visitor

"I support Con Corazón because Danièle's involvement has convinced me, from the beginning, that the help arrives directly, without any detours. What is also fascinating to me is the constant further development and the focus on the long-term perspective. The highlight was the visit in 2019."

Cordula Sonderegger

Cordula Sonderegger

Donor & Visitor

"I have been following Con Corazón for years, so a visit to Peru was logical and very precious for me. It was extremely impressive to enter into this unknown world and to capture it photographically. As a professional photographer, I still enjoy the impressive images from the Andean region."

Hana Solenthaler

Hana Solenthaler

Donor & Visitor

"In August 2019 finally I had the opportunity to go to the Andes in South America. There I had finished one month of volunteering at the dental clinic in Cusco, Peru. I really enjoyed helping poor people through making dental cleanings for the patients. What an incredible team to work with!"

Mette Højborg

Mette Højborg

Volunteer

"Wow, what an impressive landscape at over 4,000 m.a.s.l., what a beautiful place in the Andes, what unbelievable warm-hearted people! Immediately there was another wow, there is a lot to do for me in the next four months! Marampaqui became a second home for me".

Moritz Mitterer

Moritz Mitterer

Volunteer

"'The only thing that can eliminate poverty is to share with each other. ' Mother Teresa's quote points out how important Con Corazón's mission is to fight poverty in the long term and to give people a perspective. I am very grateful that I was able to visit the organization in Peru."

Anna Alberti

Anna Alberti

Donor & Visitor

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