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Projects for training

What prospects do young people have in the remote rural areas in Bolivia after graduation? For many of them there is no possibility to attend further vocational education or to go to university. Jobs are scarce. Hoping for better professional opportunities, many migrate to the urban regions. In order to work against this migration, the Foundation Suyana supports schools to create projects for training purposes, which produce regional goods for the local market.
Project Duration: 2020-2023

Request no.: BO-AB-2020-04

 
Family project

The families in the remote rural areas of Boliva usually live in extreme poverty in precarious conditions. The yield of their small farms is barely enough to cover their own needs. As there is rarely any excess left to be sold to generate income for new investments or to close the poverty gap. Through the family project, the families improve their homes and production on their own initiative, work and resources. The result is a healthier and more dignified life.
Project Duration: 2020-2023

Request no.: BO-LW-2020-01

 
Water management

In the remote rural communities of the Bolivian highlands, where the climatic conditions are rough and the water resources are scarce, safe drinking water should be a reality. However, water sources are often used by animals or are contaminated by waste and chemical fertilizers. This has a negative impact on water quality: Contamination of drinking water is the cause of many diseases.
Project Duration: 2020-2023

Request no.: BO-UM-2020-01

 
Marketing courses

What prospects do young people have after graduation in the remote rural areas in Bolivia? For many there is no possibility to attend further vocational education to become an agronomist or an engineer, this door remains closed. The young people generate their income with livestock breeding and the cultivation and sale of agricultural products. In the Suyana marketing courses in agriculture and related professions the young people learn how to improve their situation so that they can achieve a more stable and secure income.
Project Duration: 2020-2023

Request no.: BO-AB-2020-03

 
Farming experts “Satiri”

The population in the remote villages in Bolivia makes a living with farming. The climatic conditions are harsh, the meagre soil only allows a poor harvest and people live in humble conditions. The local farming experts, trained by the Foundation Suyana, show the families simple measures to improve their living conditions with their own efforts.
Project Duration: 2020-2023

Request no.: BO-LW-2020-02

 
Children without caries

People living in the rural villages in the Bolivian highlands do not have the chance to see a dentist when they have toothache as there are no dental services in isolated areas. People do not have any idea about how important it is to keep their teeth clean and that poor dental hygiene can have a disastrous impact on their general health. From a very young age villagers suffer from caries and gum disease, which cause pain and may lead to infections. Thanks to the Suyana Foundation mobile dentists each villager can receive the treatment they need.
Project Duration: 2020-2023

Request no.: BO-ZM-2020-04

 
Auxiliary veterinaries

Farm animals are of major importance for the rural population of Bolivia and the income from livestock is their livelihood. Unfortunately, there is often a lack of knowledge about how animal health can be improved and diseases prevented. Even in emergencies, veterinarians from the city do not travel to the hard-to-reach farms in rural areas. On the other hand, the auxiliary veterinarians already live in the remote areas where they are needed and thus better the medical care for animals. They are trained in a programme that Suyana Foundation has launched together with a local university.
Project Duration: 2020-2023

Request no.: BO-LW-2020-03

 
School project

The schools in Bolivia's rural areas are very simple. Often they make a bleak impression which has a negative impact on the motivation and performance of many students and teachers. Through the Suyana school project the schools are improved by simple means. Teachers, students, parents and authorities cooperate and enhance the infrastructure of the schools with their own work and resources. This increases the learning motivation, the well-being of the children and thus also their future prospects.

Request no.: BO-AB-2020-01

 
Marketing courses

For many young adults in the remote regions of Peru, there is no possibility to complete a vocational school or academic studies. The young people in these areas often have good ideas to improve their living conditions, but without professional training they lack the knowledge, skills and self-confidence to realise their ideas. Under these circumstances, it is difficult for people to find a way out of poverty.
Project Duration: 2020-2023

Request no.: PE-AB-2020-03

 
Farming experts “Y.R.”

The population in the remote areas in the highlands of Peru makes a living with farming. The climatic conditions are harsh, the meagre soil only allows a poor harvest and people live in humble conditions. The local farming experts trained by the Suyana Foundation as part of the Family Project show the families simple measures to positively improve their living conditions with their own efforts.
Project duration: 2020-2023

Request no.: PE-LW-2020-02

 
Vehicle renovation

The mobile unit is the most important instrument for our inter-disciplinary teams in order to implement the Integral Program Suyana. Our vehicles count with a structure consisting of a fully equipped dental practice. Since we work in remote rural areas located between 2,500 and over 5,000 meters above sea level with often no transport system and non-asphalted roads in a bad state, the vehicles and structures that are between 7 and 8 years old are exposed to extreme conditions and it is imperative to count with a 4-wheel drive. In addition, the climate of the equator with temperatures ranging from -10 degrees celsius during the night in the winter time and over 25 degrees during the day, increase the harsh conditions even further.
Project Duration: 2019-2023

Request no.: PE-ZM-2019-01

 
Projects for training

What prospects do young people have in the remote rural areas in Peru after graduation? For many of them there is no possibility to attend further vocational education or to go to university. Jobs are scarce. Hoping for better professional opportunities, many migrate to the urban regions. In order to work against this migration, the Foundation Suyana supports the creation of projects for training purposes at schools that produce regional products for the local market and provide technical training for students.
Project Duration: 2020-2023

Request no.: PE-AB-2020-04

 
Auxiliary veterinaries

Farm animals are for the rural population of Peru of major importance and the income from livestock is their livelihood. Unfortunately, there is often a lack of knowledge about how to improve animal health and prevent diseases. Even in emergencies, veterinarians do not travel from the city to farms in rural areas that are difficult to access. However, the auxiliary veterinarians already live where they are needed and improve the medical care of the animals in the remote regions. They are trained in the programme that Suyana Foundation has launched together with the Catholic University in La Paz, Bolivia.
Project Duration: 2020-2023

Request no.: PE-LW-2020-03

 
School project

The schools in Peru’s rural areas are very simple. Often they make a bleak impression which has a negative impact on the motivation and performance of many students and teachers. Through the Suyana school project the schools are improved by simple means. Teachers, students, parents and authorities cooperate and enhance the quality of the schools with their own work and resources. This increases the learning motivation, the well-being of the children and thus also their future prospects.
Project Duration: 2020-2023

Request no.: PE-AB-2020-01

 
Children without caries

People living in the rural villages in the Peruvian highlands do not have the chance to see a dentist when they have toothache as there are no dental services in isolated areas. People do not have any idea about how important it is to keep their teeth clean and that poor dental hygiene can have a disastrous impact on their general health. From a very young age villagers suffer from caries and gum disease, which cause pain and may lead to infections. Thanks to the Suyana Foundation mobile dentists each villager can receive the treatment they need.
Project Duration: 2020-2023

Request no.: PE-ZM-2020-04

 
Family project

The families in the remote rural areas of Peru usually live in extreme poverty in precarious conditions. The yield of their small farms is barely enough to cover their own needs. As there is rarely any excess left to be sold to generate income for new investments or to close the poverty gap. Through the family project, the families improve their homes and production on their own initiative, work and resources. The result is a healthier and more dignified life.
Project Duration: 2020-2023

Request no.: PE-LW-2020-01

 
threatened existence

Our farmer couple lives with their two children on the shadow side of the Grisons Safiental on a high plateau. The size of the farm provides a solid basis for a good livelihood. Unfortunately, the larvae of the cockchafer tarnished this idyll. Under the warm and dry conditions in the summer of 2018, this beetle was able to multiply tremendously and destroy a large part of the farmers' meadowland. This resulted in such large yield losses and consequential costs that the existence of the farm is endangered. Thanks to Suyana this emergency could be overcome.

Request no.: CH-LW-2019-47

 
Urgent land purchase

A friendly farmer’s couple with two children runs a medium-sized farm on the western edge of the canton of Berne. It comprises around 4 hectares of owned land and 15 hectares of leased land. The family keeps 17 dairy cows, 20 sheep and two goats, an actually solid base. The impending loss of 3.66 hectares of the leased land, which would have put the future of the farm at great risk, forced the family to buy it. The couple invested all their funds in the purchase of such land and thus ran into a financial bottleneck. Thanks to Suyana, this hurdle can be overcome.

Request no.: CH-LW-2019-45

 
Defective boilers

In the picturesque region of the Bernese Jura, these farmers cultivate their farm with an area of around 34 hectares at 1000 metres above sea level. They keep 29 cows of the Montbéliarde breed with their young stock. The milk is used to make the popular Gruyère and Tête de Moîne cheeses. Everything in order? Unfortunately, not! The high cost of taking over the farm and the subsequent extension of the barn forces this family to invest all their available funds in paying off the debts incurred. Suyana’s help is needed for the urgent renewal of the hot water system.

Request no.: CH-LW-2019-37

 
Stöckli renovation

On the outskirts of the Emmental a large family administers a farming business on around 17 hectares of land. Apart from keeping 26 milk cows and veal calves, the family cultivates seed potatoes. An old Stöckli (house for elderly farmers) with no heating forms part of the farm. Now the farmer’s wife wants to live with her old parents on the farm. But the building is in desperate need of a renovation. The resources to cover the costs of this undertaking are only partly available. A home for the old parents can be built thanks to Suyana’s help.

Request no.: CH-LW-2019-21

 
A deceptive paradise

A farmer’s family lives with their three children at the northern end of the Rhine Valley. Their farm is of a respectable size: 26 hectares are owned by the family and 18 hectares are leased. There would be no larger issues, if it were not for the falling milk price. Now a solution has to be found. The family would like to switch to an ecological production in order to receive a higher milk price. But how could they afford the cost of switching their production to produce ecological milk? Thanks to Suyana, the family can start with the change and implement the switch with success.

Request no.: CH-LW-2019-19

 
New barn needed

A young farmer runs a farming business on around 20 hectares of land near Steffisburg. He wants to give up the unprofitable dairy industry and wants to switch to breeding suckling cows. This would be less work-intensive and could contribute to a positive annual balance sheet. But this change of plans desperately requires a new playpen. The farmer is forced to “bite the bullet” taking on a massive loan. Regardless of all his efforts, some debt remains outstanding. Suyana decides to support the young farmer in order to ease his start into the future.

Request no.: CH-LW-2019-17

 
Dementia Info Centre

Margrit Raimann from the “Wiitsicht” Centre explains, “Every day at the Wiitsicht Centre we see relatives that need advice on caring for a loved one with dementia. There is a huge need and demand for information about dementia and what to do when a crisis arises.” To meet these needs we have set up a Dementia Resources Unit but if we do not receive funding we will not be able to go ahead with this project that is so important for the family and their loved one.
Project duration: 2016 - 2020

Request no.: CH-MZ-2016-02