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SUYANA NEWS

 

Experience Suyana everyday life with us.

We regularly publish fascinating stories about our various activities.

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20.05.2019

SWITZERLAND: Stable enlargement high up on the Uri alp

A family with four children lives all year round high up on an alp in the Schächen valley. This is only accessible by a small cable car. The working day begins here at four o’clock in the mor-ning, because the cows are spread out in old stables. The farmer now wants to rebuild and enlarge an existing barn in such a way that there is enough space for all the animals. On the one hand this will reduce his immense working hours and on the other hand improve animal welfare. Thank you for letting us count on your donation.

13.05.2019

Bolivia: Annual School Fairs

The Annual School Fairs Suyana is held each year to encourage communities and schools to share their knowledge and raise awareness of health, the environment, education and sustainable economic development. It’s a very important day for the students as they get a chance to show a large audience what they have learnt. The municipal governments, coordinating with the Suyana medical mobile units, organise the fairs and ensure that the different institutions that work in health, economic development or education are fully involved.

06.05.2019

PERU: Proposal to eradicate poverty

The Suyana Program/Model – a proposal to eradicate poverty, from the ground up –  contributing to achieving the sustainable development goals of the United Nations.

Click here for the video: Spanish or English

29.04.2019

Our Christmas catalogue 2019

In addition to our classic Christmas cards we have 3 beautiful new ones in our range. Order your cards now to get in time for Christmas. By purchasing the unique and exclusive Suyana products, you do not only support the producers and their families in Bolivia, but you also make a very important contribution to „helping people to help themselves “. That is our objective – to give people hope for a better future. Suyana Christmas catalogue 2019

22.04.2019

Switzerland: A serious fall takes its toll

Unfortunately, a farmer that had just finished building his house fell and was seriously hurt. His insurance did not cover his medical bills and he needed to hire someone to help out on the farm. Thanks to the support from Suyana, the farmer does not anymore have to worry about paying someone to look after his livestock and work in the fields.

15.04.2019

SWITZERLAND: SUYANA EASTER APERO

Many thanks to all our Suyana friends for coming to our Easter Apéro in Masquevino. A big thank you also goes to the Masquevino team for the successful evening.
For those who didn’t make it, or if anyone wants to buy more Suyana products, our
Suyana Shop is open during office hours from Monday to Friday at Baarerstrasse 10, 6300 Zug. For further questions please contact our product team: shop@suyana.ch.
We wish you all a happy Easter!

08.04.2019

SWITZERLAND: SUYANA EASTER APERO ** TUESDAY, 9TH APRIL **

Tomorrow our Easter apero will take place from 16:00 to 20:00 hrs at Masquevino, Poststrasse 13 in Zug.

Our handicraft groups from Bolivia have designed new products especially for Easter.

We are looking forward to welcoming you and to raise our glasses to the forthcoming Easter holiday.

01.04.2019

BOLIVIA: SDG 2 ZERO HUNGER

Child malnutrition is still rapant in the rural areas where Suyana works. The following factors have been identified as causing malnutrition: lack of safe water, high rates of parasites, lack of knowledge of healthy diet and hygiene, large families and llittle income. The SMP promotes the proper use fo water and healthy diet. The general public is made aware of the issue through weighing and emasuring campaigns. The families improve their production and generate more income by setting up Farmers Economic Organisations.

25.03.2019

Peru: Model Family – Family Project 2018

The family of Julián Huaranca and Faustina Huillca in Llallapara-Yanaoca is one of the 185 model families of 2018. The family reached the first place in the Suyana Family Project 2018 and was awarded the title of “Healthy Family” by their Municipality. Guided by their talking map, they made improvements to their home. They improved the shed and water irrigation and harvesting system, produce organic fertilizer and raise guinea pigs. They now have more family income and better living conditions.

18.03.2019

SWITZERLAND: RESPONSIBLE PRODUCTION AND CONSUMPTION

Based on SDG 12, Suyana supports people and organisations committed to sustainable consumption. Suyana promotes projects that collect, process or sell on excess fruit, vegetables, nuts, etc. or those that do not pass control standards. Suyana ensures that the projects pay the farmers a fair price for their produce, and new job opportunities arise and delicious products are prepared, while avoiding food waste. Through this, Suyana makes a significant social and ecological contribution to the responsible management of food.

14.03.2019

SWITZERLAND: SUYANA EASTER APERO *** SAVE THE DATE ***

We kindly invite you to our Easter apero.

When:  Tuesday, 09th April 2019 / 16:00 -20:00 hrs
Where: MasquevinoTapas Bar, Poststrasse 13, 6300 Zug

Our handicraft groups from Bolivia have designed new products especially for Easter. We are looking forward to welcoming you and to raise our glasses to the forthcoming Easter holiday.

11.03.2019

PERU: SDG 4 QUALITY EDUCATION

Improving the quality of teaching in rural areas is a priority. Suyana, through its School Strategy, focusses on making changes in schools so that they can offer safe, quality learning spaces, which leads to lower drop-out rates. Courses on marketing encourage schools to set up productive education projects so that students leave school with techncial training and skills. This helps give the students a better vision of the future and boosts development in the most isolated communities.

04.03.2019

SWITZERLAND: PROJECT “SOS Farm Office”

What do you do when paperwork is piling up and you’re overwhelmed? Sandra Steffen, farmer by profession, lends farmers a helping hand when they can’t cope with the seemingly increasing and more and more demanding administrative tasks. After many years of experience, Sandra has decided to start up her own consultancy business to support struggling farmers, but she needs an injection of capital. Thanks to Suyana, she gets the necessary start-up financing.

25.02.2019

Bolivia: Registration of Water Committees

Suyana, under an agreement with the AAPS (Potable Water and Sanitation Oversight and Fiscalisation Authority), provided support for the consolidation of the community EPSAS (Public Social Water and Sanitation Company). The EPSAS will be fully recognised as service providers and will be responsible, along with the Municipal and Community Governments, for improving the water supply services. The Executive Director of the AAPS, Eng. Victor Rico, issued the official authorisation to 22 EPSAs.

18.02.2019

Peru: Support from Partner Institutions

The company RAYMISA SA visited Ocongate, where it saw the fantastic work being done in the schools as part of the Suyana School Project. They decided to support the activities and improvements already done by donating kitchen supplies, first-aid kits and supplies, nutrition supplements, hygiene kits and cleaning supplies to the primary schools of Pinchimuro, Ccolca, Canllipampa, Pukarumi. The donations were delivered by the founder and general manager Orlando Vásquez Buenaño in the presence of the education community of each school. We are very grateful!

11.02.2019

SWITZERLAND: A stroke of luck and its consequences

In the mountain area of Obervaz lives an older couple of farmers who have no successors for their dairy farm and would like to sell it to a young couple for a very economical price. However, the financing is very difficult for the professional farmer and forest ranger. Despite the great support of many family members and friends, their savings are simply not enough. What to do now? Help us to finance this project, because together we can achieve more. Thank you very much!

04.02.2019

Give hope for Valentine's Day!

On February 14, love is celebrated! With your donation you give and take at the same time: You help us to give hope for a better future! In February, donors from Switzerland will receive a small knitted heart, produced by our handicraftsgroups in Bolivia. Our thanks come with hearts!

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31.01.2019

Suyana contest 2018

Our last Lama cuddly toy was handed over to the lucky winner of the Suyana contest raffle. The question was: Which products are new this year? The correct answer is: Key rings and dolls made of baby alpaca. We wish the winner the best of luck and extend our thanks to all participants.

28.01.2019

Bolivia/Peru: Start of activities 2019

Everything’s ready and our teams are standing by with their medical mobile units to start working this new year, 2019. They are excited about and committed to working in isolated communities in the Peruvian and Bolivian highlands. The team from the District of Pitumarca (Peru) made this video so you can see their work: www.youtube.com
We wish them much success!

21.01.2019

Switzerland: Transfer of education department

We are very pleased to welcome Daniel Sigrist to our Suyana team in Zug. He has taken over the education department, previously managed by Yvonne Imholz, as of 1st January 2019 and is thus responsible for the education applications from Switzerland. We wish him lots of success and pleasure in his new position at Suyana Switzerland.

14.01.2019

Peru: Regional awards given to Healthy Schools

Two schools that won the Suyana School Strategy in 2018 were given by the Regional Board of Education and Regional Health Board the recognition as Healthy Schools: School No. 56157 Anansaya, in the District of Checca took first place, and School No. 56140 Jilayhua, in the District of Yanaoca took the third place. Official results can be found at: https://www.facebook.com

07.01.2019

BOLIVIA: SDG 1 NO POVERTY

Suyana’s contribution focusses on human development, social and economic inclusion, and environmental protection in the most vulnerable sectors in rural areas. The “Alternative Model for Sustainable Rural Municipal Development”, through its “Integrated Programme to Strengthen Extremely Poor Rural Communities”, improves the quality of life of rural people, supporting the efforts already being made by government institutions. To achieve sustainability, Suyana encourages municipal governments to adopt its Suyana Muncipal Programme, already adopted by several municipal governments.

24.12.2018

HOLIDAY GREETINGS FROM THE SUYANA-TEAM

The year 2018 is coming to an end soon … On behalf of the entire Suyana team we would like to thank you all for the successful cooperation and the generous support. We wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

17.12.2018

Thank you!

We would like to pause for a moment, put the Christmas stress aside and just say thank you to all our benefactors, to all our customers and last but not least to all the volunteers who are in good mood in rain and cold at the Zug Christmas stand or other events and gladly sell our beautiful range of products for the benefit of the Foundation. THANK YOU!

10.12.2018

Christmas Market in Zug

Are you looking for a meaningful gift?
Gifts for a good cause with handcrafted products from Bolivia

Where:
Postplatz, 6300 Zug

When:
Wednesday 12th December 2018 from 15 – 21 hrs
Thursday 13th December 2018 from 11 – 21 hrs
Friday 14th December 2018 from 11 – 21 hrs
Saturday 15th December 2018 from 11 – 21 hrs
Sunday 16th December 2018 from 11 – 19 hrs

We look forward to see you soon!

03.12.2018

Zuger Märlisunntig

Are you looking for a meaningful gift?
Gifts for a good cause with handcrafted products from Bolivia.

Where:   Landsgemeindeplatz, Zug

When:    Sunday 9th December 2018 from 13 – 18 hrs

We look forward to see you soon!

26.11.2018

Suyana & Consol in Paettern – We are ready!

Are you looking for a meaningful gift?
Gifts for a good cause with handcrafted products from Bolivia

Where:
Paettern Lightup Atelier, Alpenstrasse 13, 6300 Zug

When:
MON 26th Nov’18 from 14 – 18 hrs
TUE 27th Nov’18 from 10 – 18 hrs
WED 28th Nov’18 from 10 – 18 hrs
Don’t forget: THU 29th Nov’18 from 10 – 20 hrs (apéro 16 – 20 hrs)!
FRI 30th Nov’18 from 10 – 18 hrs
SAT 1st Dec’18 from 10 – 17 hrs

We are ready and looking forward to see you soon!

23.11.2018

Suyana & Consol in Paettern

Are you looking for a meaningful gift?
Gifts for a good cause with handcrafted products from Bolivia

Where:
Paettern Lightup Atelier, Alpenstrasse 13, 6300 Zug

When:
Monday 26th November 2018 from 14 – 18 hrs
Tuesday 27th November 2018 from 10 – 18 hrs
Wednesday 28th November 2018 from 10 – 18 hrs
Thursday 29th November 2018 from 10 – 20 hrs (Apéro 16 – 20 hrs)
Friday 30th November 2018 from 10 – 18 hrs
Saturday 1st December 2018 from 10 – 17 hrs

We look forward to see you soon!

19.11.2018

Suyana Christmasbazar

Are you looking for a meaningful gift?
Gifts for a good cause with handcrafted products from Bolivia.
We look forward to see you soon.

Where: Parkhotel, Industriestrasse 14, 6300 Zug
When:  Wednesday 21st & Thursday 22nd November 2018 from 8-20 hrs

13.11.2018

Bolivia: School Project 2018

We would like to congratulate all of the schools that have participated at the Suyana School Strategy for the achieved changes this year, for the work that they have done hand in hand with the municipal governments of the 8 Municipalities where we work, i.e. Ayo Ayo, Mecapaca, Chacarilla, Charazani, Aucapata, Combaya, Sorata and Papel Pampa, the community, teachers, school directors, students and parents coordinating with Suyana’s teams. Keep up the good work!
www.suyana.ch/project donations

05.11.2018

Peru: Working as a farming expert

“I trained as an auxiliary vet and outreach worker with Suyana. With the families we made dining rooms, improved their stoves, built ecological fridges and divided their homes into different rooms. We’ve worked with the families so they have safe water and have built sheltered areas. I worked with two farmers’ economic organisations – one of them has improved its production of dairy products, and the other its guinea pig production. Both are selling their products at local markets.”
Alberto Auccapuri –Suyana “Yachaq Runa” Suyana outreach worker, Challabamba

29.10.2018

Switzerland: Loss of a rented barn

A whole family was affected by the loss of the stable they rented; they need to build a new one immediately but it is not that easy. The young family has five children and lacks the means to cover the cost of such a large investment. How can they turn the corner? Thanks to support from Suyana, work will begin on constructing the barn this summer.

22.10.2018

Bolivia: Protecting the environment

“We would like to thank Suyana for working on the environment. Thanks to what they’ve done, we now have regulations for the clean-up campaigns. You can see the students making an effort to keep their schools and homes clean. The teachers all support this activity. We recycle and reuse plastic bottles for different things. It’s a great privilege to work with Suyana.”
José Mamani– Teacher from Chaqueña, Calacoto

15.10.2018

Christmas exhibitions 2018 ***save the date***

Are you looking for a meaningful gift?
Gifts for a good cause with handcrafted products from Bolivia.
Gifts from the heart make a difference! We look forward to seeing you soon.

Suyana Christmasbazar – Parkhotel Zug
Wednesday 21st & Thursday 22nd November 2018 from 08-20 hrs

Suyana & Consol in Paettern, Zug
Monday, 26th November to Saturday, 1st December 2018

Zuger Märlisunntig – Landsgemeindeplatz
Sunday, 9th December 2018

Zuger Weihnachtsmarkt – Postplatz
Wednesday, 12th to Sunday, 16th December 2018

08.10.2018

PERU: REHABILITATION WITH DENTAL PROSTHESES

Each year we fit patients, who cannot afford treatment in the Public Healthsystem, with dentures to improve their oral health, restore chewing capacity and improve facial aesthetics. Patients have received dentures meaning that they have improved their oral health and self-esteem.

01.10.2018

Welcome to new board members

In 2018, Foundation Suyana Mundial has decided to expand its board from three to five members. As president of the Foundation I am happy to welcome Alexander Kärcher and Emir Zouak as new board members. Thanking them and the existing board members Yvonne Imholz and Jasmin Beeler for their social commitment and decision to dedicate part of their time on a voluntary basis to support Suyana, helping herewith to improve the quality of life of people and families living in poverty.
Ursula Kuhn

24.09.2018

Bolivia: Recognition from the Senate

Senator Patricia Gómez Andrade, Second Secretary of the Senate, formally presented a Senate Acknowledgement of the work being done by the Suyana Foundation. The ceremony was held in the Andrés Ibañez Chamber. The Suyana Foundation was congratulated and praised for their work in extremely poor communities and for encouraging families to change their attitude to improve their quality of life. More infos….

17.09.2018

Switzerland: Information / support centre for dementia

Since there was neither information nor dementia-friendly relief opportunities, our family founded the charitable foundation Marai with Wiitsicht Centre with its day care and dementia information centre as well as the special-care home in Trübbach. The dementia information and support centre is the regional contact point for dementia, accessible to anyone, as it is free of charge thanks to charitable support from, among others, the Suyana Foundation. „Margrit Raimann, Wiitsicht Centre, www.wiitsicht.ch

11.09.2018

Peru: Assessing the Suyana School Strategy

The first evaluation of the School Strategy  Suyana covered 60 primary schools and 18 secondary schools. Each school showed how much progress it had made and the panel, comprising representatives from the Local Education Management Unit, Health Facility and District Board, were satisfied with the progress they saw and made suggestions on how to improve for the next evaluation.

03.09.2018

Bolivia: Boosting our human resources

A workshop on tuberculosis was held for the Suyana health team by the Health Authorities of the Department of La Paz (SEDES). Epidemiological data were shared where the rates of tuberculosis are highest in the valley and tropical rural areas; after analysing the data, the groups discussed their ideas to improve this situation. The facilitators from SEDES answered questions posed by Suyana staff who increased their knowledge.

27.08.2018

Switzerland: Suyana Scholarships 2018/2019

We congratulate on receiving one of the Suyana scholarship: Lisa Karsten (BS), who is studying for a master’s degree in European Global Studies at the University of Basel, Sabrina Gurten from Grengiols (VS), who studies biology at the University of Innsbruck and Daria Maslennikova from Wil (SG), who is about to complete her master in biochemistry at ETH Zurich.

The complete portraits can be found here:    Press release Suyana 2018

20.08.2018

Peru: Taking on the Suyana Model

“We’ve adopted the Suyana Model because we’ve seen the results of working with Suyana in health, economic development, education and the environment. It’s a luxury having a doctor, a dentist, an agronomist, a nurse in the communities that most need their support. I’d like to congratulate Suyana, the teachers and the parents too because this isn’t just the work of one institution, everyone needs to pitch in. I know that if we all join in together we will reach the objective that we are all going for.”

José Barrientos – Mayor of the Ocongate District

13.08.2018

Bolivia: Sharing Experiences of the Family Strategy

Families that had made progress improving their production and water systems through the Family Strategy Suyana participated in trip to share experiences. The Families, Farming Experts and local authorities visited the Model-Families in Ayo Ayo, Chacarilla and Papel Pampa to see the innovations production and housing the families have put into place. The local authorities encouraged the participants to keep up the good work within the Family Strategy.

06.08.2018

Switzerland: Unforeseen costs after the storm

A dairy farming family lives in Grabserberg where a storm set off a landslide that buried the stables. After some months, you can see that the beams of the barn have been so debilitated that it is about to fall down. The family needs to rebuild the barn and build a retaining wall to protect them from the encroaching slopes but they do not have the amount needed and are asking for help.

30.07.2018

Peru: Campaign to detect Malnutrition

Malnutrition hampers school-age children’s capacity to learn and so early detection is key to the fight against malnutrition. For this reason the Suyana Foundation teams, in coordination with the Ministry of Health, weighed and measured 1’565 school children in 50 Schools.

23.07.2018

Bolivia: Supporting Prevention

“We are coordinating with Suyana to do different activities to prevent oral diseases. In 2017 Suyana helped us again at the Departmental Oral Health Fair. 2017, we went to visit the project to see the hygiene corners and the work being done with the children with “zero cavities”. It’s interesting to see how they work on prevention by encouraging the children to have good health habits – we’d like to use the same methodology throughout the department of La Paz. I’d like to thank Suyana for all the work it does in rural areas where children don’t have access to healthcare.” Dr. Cristian Guerrero, Departmental Oral Health Programme, SEDES, La Paz

16.07.2018

Switzerland: alpine markets summer 2018

The association alpinavera organises this summer 9 alpine markets, so that farmers can sell their excellent food products directly to the clients. On following Sundays, Suyana will have its own stand selling our unique and handmade products from Bolivian women groups.

Sunday, July 22nd 2018 from 10 am to 4 pm at Gotthardpass
Sunday, July 29th 2018 Oberalp from 10 am to 4 pm at Oberalppass

We are looking forward to seeing you there! Flyer Passmarket 2018

09.07.2018

Switzerland: New farmhouse

In the canton of Bern, a farmer couple and a toddler live far away from the farm. On the farm there is only room for the husband’s parents. The young farmer sometimes works far away in winter, therefore he has to be in the stable at five o’clock am. The farmhouse is so old that an enlargement is no longer worthwhile. It urgently needs a new home for young and elderly. Thanks to the help of Suyana, the house can be built.

02.07.2018

Peru: Marketing Workshop 2018

The Marketing Workshop 2018 was held in the city of Cusco and was a great success. The workshop was opened by the Regional Director of Education, and year 4 of secondary school students from the districts of Ollachea (Puno), Paruro, Ccapi, Yanaoca, Pitumarca, Checca and Ocongate (Cusco) showed off their productive school projects and got the chance to boost their leadership skills and self-esteem.

25.06.2018

Bolivia: Improvement of health indicators

“Since the Suyana Foundation came to work here, now the families have a waste pit and toilet, practice healthy habits, which helps prevent diseases. All these the families didn’t have before. This is great for the families, who are visited regularly by Suyana in their homes. We do the baseline, what diseases there are here and what the local people do to get better. The health indicators showed a medium risk. But with Suyana’s work, the risk to their health is now reduced and the quality of life of the people of Pusillani improved.” Sonia Cutile, Doctor at the Pusillani Health Facility, Municipality of Aucapata

18.06.2018

Switzerland: Internship in Health and Social Affairs

„I always wanted to learn the health service profession. I am very happy, having had the opportunity to do 1 year of internships in social affairs and health, thanks to the completion of the professional training course offered by the Red Cross of the canton of Zurich. Every day I do my best and in return I receive a lot of recognition. Success for me is being able to help other people. Now I have the opportunity to do it with my profession. Many thanks!
Arbnora Z. –Student Internship Health and Social Affairs

11.06.2018

Peru: Flooding – One year later

Liliana Frei recently visited the families in Alto Trujillo, who had received – thanks to your generous support – a rain-proof roof after the heavy storms of March 2017. Here you can see some impressions of the visit.

 

04.06.2018

Bolivia: One day with the team in Papel Pampa

In the community of Pacollo, the doctors and dentists treat patients. The water committee cleans the water tanks with the help of the Suyana-team. At noon, we have lunch in the open-air classroom and when we finish everything, we go back to our logistics centre in Papel Pampa to accompany the Satiri on a home visit. As the sun set we all have some tea and finish the day with a good chat.

28.05.2018

Switzerland: Violent storm destroys barn roof

In January 2018, the storm depression Burglind with gale-force winds over Switzerland caused high damage. This happened to a young farmer from the Rheintal. The storm sweeps away part of its barn roof. Although the insurance pays a large part of the damage, but since the stable is over 100 years, the farmer must replace the entire roof, because a partial repair makes no sense, since the support beams are rotten. However, his funds are not enough for the additional investment, he needs help.

21.05.2018

Peru: Healthy Schools

“We’ve been working with the Suyana School Project, who boosts the government’s “Healthy School” strategy, and we won first place, with an award from the Ministry of Health. We’ve instilled healthy habits into the children; we’ve worked on skills and capacities; and on making improvements in our school. Suyana has really helped us transform our school. Now we have really friendly spaces, an organic vegetable garden, guinea pig pens, and a whole lot more. Suyana has really encouraged us to make these changes. Edwin Macedo, Head Sunchubamba School, Challabamba. School Project My lovely school

14.05.2018

Switzerland: Winner of the Easter Contest 2018

Mrs. Heidi Nägeli is the winner of the Suyana Easter contest. The estimation question was the following: How many knitted animals are contained in this vessel? The correct answer is 142. Heidi Nägeli was the closest with her estimation of 148. We wish her a lot of fun with the Masquevino voucher and thank all participants for their visits.

07.05.2018

Switzerland: Successful regional marketing

As part of the project series „Farmers for Farmers“, three new films on „Successful regional marketing“ were created. In it, selected protagonists talk about their project idea, obstacles they had to overcome and factors that were important for success in retrospect. The goal is to disseminate the stories and the knowledge they convey in rural networks, working groups and agricultural schools in order to trigger new initiatives. Link to the Video: www.vonbauernfuerbauern.ch/en/

30.04.2018

Our Christmas catalog 2018

In addition to our classic Christmas cards we have 3 beautiful new ones in our range. By purchasing the unique and exclusive Suyana products, you not only support the producers and their families in Bolivia, but you also make a very important contribution to the „help for self-help“. That is our objective – to give people hope for a better future.
Suyana Christmas catalog 2018

23.04.2018

Peru: II. International Seminar for Local Governments

Local government officials presented the start of a new way of participatory governing – together with families and communities – as promoted and supported by 4 municipal governments in Peru and 1 in Bolivia through the Suyana Municipal Programme 2017 – 2019. This programme will roll in a new future for the development of the most isolated communities. Press Article Local Government Cusco

 

 

16.04.2018

Switzerland: Care for people with dementia

It is easy to understand why the guests feel so comfortable on the farm Hof-Obergruet. The same happened to us when visited the Farm. After a short siesta, it was time for singing or playing cards. The house was filled with the smell of freshly baked cookies. The relatives can take a much-needed break and recharge their batteries knowing that their loved one is being cared for by professionals. While. Suyana Foundation has supported Hof Obergrüt since 2013.

09.04.2018

Seminar of Local Governments Peru & Bolivia II

To highlight the accomplishment of how to achieve healthy communities, as well as to present opportunities and experiences of local government decentralization and to propose climate change strategies, Suyana Foundation, in collaboration with the DIRESA the regional Health Authority – Cusco, the Regional Council for Climate Change of the Region and Province of Cusco, supports the second International Seminar of Local Governments Peru – Bolivia on Healthy Municipalities, Decentralization and Climate Change. This will take place on Friday, April 13 at 8 o’clock in the facilities of the Congress Center (Sala Ollantaytambo) of the Municipality of Cusco. II International Seminar of Local Governments Peru and Bolivia

03.04.2018

Bolivia: Healthy with "zero caries"

One of the benefits that “zero Caries” have given me, is not having any of my teeth chopped. All my teeth are healthy since I have been motivated by the doctors of Suyana, who first arrived in 2008. They told us that we need to brush our teeth in order to avoid toothache. When the medical mobile units of Suyana arrive, I always go there and have my teeth checked, because they are important to me. I am about to graduate from school. If one day I have children of my own, I will tell them to brush their teeth. Ruth Sanga – Student, Villa Pusuma, San Andrés de Machaca

27.03.2018

Suyana Easter Apéro 2018

Thank you very much everyone for taking the time out of your busy day to attend our Suyana Easter-Apéro. Also a big thank you to the Masquevino team, Marisa and Tiago. We felt perfectly looked after the whole evening.

To all Suyana products lovers, feel free to pass by during the office hours from Monday to Thursday at Baarerstrasse 10 in Zug to purchase products. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact our product team: shop@suyana.ch   We wish you a Happy Easter!

19.03.2018

Suyana Easter Apéro 2018

On Thursday, our Suyana Easter Apéro aperitif will take at Masquevino at place. We look forward to welcoming you and to raise our glasses to the forthcoming Easter holiday. This year our handicraft groups have designed new products especially for Easter. Come and see for yourself.

Gift for a good cause with handcrafted products from Bolivia. Gifts from the heart make a difference. See you soon!

12.03.2018

Peru: Students visit the Yachaq Sonqo Ñan route

35 Danish students visited the the Yachaq Sonqo Ñan Route as part of their activities training as “GLOBAL CITIZENS”. They made memories while living with families in the communities of Patapallpa Alta and Pacchanta in Ocongate, joining in with their host families, social, cultural and farming activities to find out and experience first-hand how Andean people live day to day, working sustainably and respecting Mother Earth. www.wisehearttravel.org/home

05.03.2018

Switzerland: Suyana in the famer’s newspaper

In an issue of last week’s farmer’s newspaper (BauernZeitung), Suyana in the working area agriculture is explained by the fate of a farming family. Unfortunately, the family lost their child in an accident. As a result, the savings for the urgent housing rehabilitation are gone. Not only does the family have to deal with the tragic loss, they also have financial worries. Suyana helps the family in this difficult time and completes the necessary renovations.

26.02.2018

Bolivia: A Trip to Exchange Experiences

Representatives from the departmental education board La Paz, the health departmental service La Paz, district directors and school directors from our new intervention areas travelled to schools where we worked the previous years to see for themselves what the schools have achieved, the education community and the local government working together. They received a detailed explanation about the School Project activities. The directors explained that the activities link in to the productive socio-community education model.

19.02.2018

PERU: UNIFORM CRITERIA - CALIBRATION

The Odontogram Calibration Workshop on current health ministry’s standards was held for all our dentists performing oral screening exams. The aim was to ensure that everyone is using the same criteria so that epidemiological studies can be done on oral health. This calibration was explained as a way of gathering information that decreases bias on the part of the dentist.

12.02.2018

Peru: Promoting local human resources

„Thank you Suyana for supporting me improve the quality of life and encouraging me to make changes. I also want to say thank you for giving me a scholarship to become an auxiliary vet. We’ve been chosen from our communities to be farming experts ‘Yachaq Runas’. Because of the training I’ve learnt so much more and I’ve got a lot of experience. Today I’m becoming the Assistant District Prefect of Rondocan, now I’m head of a public institution and can still support my community.”

Wenceslao Zegarra – District Assistant Prefect of Rondocan

05.02.2018

Bolivia: MARÍA SORIA – HEAD OF MEDICAL MOBILE UNIT

“I’ve been working at Suyana for the last 10 years – thereof 8 as the Head of Medical Mobile Unit Team. It’s my job to encourage, and coordinate tasks of the working areas. We want to be the best medical mobile unit, reaching our targets, prioritizing activities with the whole team on board taking decisions. We are hoping that our first trip into the rural areas 2018 will give us the chance to coordinate with the municipal government, the schools and the community as a whole so that we can get good results. We know that the communities are waiting for us and we are motivated to provide our support.“

01.02.2018

Share your love on Valentine’s Day

The best Valentine’s Day gift is to help someone else. Make a donation, rather than buying flowers and chocolate. Each donor from Switzerland will receive a small knitted heart, produced by our women group in Bolivia. Help us to give hope for a better future!
Donate now

31.01.2018

SUYANA OSTER-APERO *** SAVE THE DATE ***

You are kindly invited to our Easter-Event:

When:        Thursday, March 22nd 2018   /   16:00 – 20:00 hrs
Where:       Masquevino, Poststrasse 13, 6300 Zug

Our handicraft groups have designed new products especially for Easter. We look forward to welcoming you and to raise our glasses to the forthcoming Easter holiday.  See you soon!

29.01.2018

Switzerland: A caring home for people with dementia

Since 2017, HOUSE FUHRENMATTE cares for people with dementia. Everyday life is largely shaped like home, the shared food, the loving community and the medical care determine the day. The large protected garden is safely accessible. The guests can enjoy the nature and with the increase of their environment they gain quality of life and autonomy. To honour the valuable work of Ruth Lempen and her team Suyana Foundation has supported Haus Fuhrenmatte on its 10th anniversary.
www.fuhrenmatte.ch

22.01.2018

Bolivia: Strengthening ancestral knowledge

Our marketing courses for secondary school students aims to develop school projects. One project particularly stands out: It values the ancient wisdom of the Kallawaya nation, which is an UNESCO World Heritage „Our project is based on the revaluation of the ancient knowledge in the Topics medicinal plants, natural colours and wool. All this is thanks to Suyana. We visited various courses in La Paz on marketeting, leadership and how to make the most of our natural resources.“ Ramiro Quispe, student from Moyapampa, Charazani

17.01.2018

Peru: Rural Tourism in the Peruvian Congress

The Peruvian Congress congratulated the community-based rural tourism project “Yachaq Sonqo Ñan – The Way of the Wise Heart”, promoted by Suyana, which involves the communities living in the districts of Ocongate and Pitumarca, for their initiative and taking 1st place in the Competitive Tourism Category at the “IX Science, Technology and Innovation Fair, Cusco 2017” and 1st place at the RESPONSIBLE TOURISM WORLD FAIR 2017”.

Congratulations to all of those who spearheaded and promoted this project! Let’s all work together to improve the standard of living in rural communities!  www.wisehearttravel.org

15.01.2018

Peru: Promoting a culture of health and healthy habits

Preventing anaemia, washing hands, drinking safe water and breastfeeding are all determinants for children to develop properly. Along with the Regional Government of Cusco, the Regional Health Authority and the Suyana Municipal Programme, the Suyana Foundation has been promoting healthy habits on radio spots broadcast during the radio programme “Suyanawan Llan´kasun”.

09.01.2018

Suyana contest 2017

The lucky fairy of the Suyana contest raffle drew Denise Tanga. The question was: With how many medical mobile units does Suyana operate in Bolivia? The correct answer is nine. We wish the winner a lot of fun with her Lama cuddly toy and thank all participants for their visits.

24.12.2017

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year

Thank you for the support and confidence in 2017.
We wish you and your loved ones happy Holidays.

18.12.2017

Bolivia: Suyana School Fairs

Annual “Suyana School Fairs” were held in our project communities. Local authorities, teachers, families and students participated in the fairs. Everything learned was showed and new experiences were shared with the community and authorities who could see the changes and the benefits of the Suyana Model. The fairs were a great success thanks to everybody’s involvement and the counterparts of the Municipal Governments.

12.12.2017

Peru: Tourism project wins prize

During the “VI Week and IX Science, technology and Innovation Fair, Cusco 2017”, the Regional Government of Cusco, through its office for international technical cooperation and and the Regional Council for Science, Technology and Technological Innovation, awarded the 1st prize in the Competitive Tourism Project category to the Community Tourism project “Yachaq Sonqo Ñan – The Route of the Wise Heart”. The project includes the districts Ocongate and Pitumarca and was promoted by Suyana. Congratulations! www.wisehearttravel.org

11.12.2017

Zuger Weihnachtsmarkt – Postplatz

Are you still looking for Christmas gifts? Then visit us at this week’s Christmas market:

Wednesday, December 13th from 15 – 21 hours
Thursday, December 14th from 11 – 21 hours
Friday, December 15th from 11 – 21 hours
Saturday, December 16th from 11 – 21 hours
Sunday, December 17th from 11 – 19 hours

Gift for a good cause with handcrafted products from Bolivia. Gifts from the heart make a difference!

04.12.2017

Zuger Märlisunntig - Landsgemeindeplatz

The Suyana Team is excited to welcome you this upcoming Sunday at (the) Zuger Märlisunntig at Landsgemeindeplatz.

Sunday, 10. December 2017 from 1 – 6 pm. Gift for a good cause with handcrafted products from Bolivia. Gifts from the heart make a difference!

We are looking forward to seeing you there!

27.11.2017

Bolivia: Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday. Who joins us?

„There were problems during the birth of my fourth child. I was afraid that I could lose the baby. My husband fetched the Suyana team. The doctor helped me to give birth to a healthy daughter. I do not know what we would have done otherwise. We are very grateful for the medical care provided by Suyana. If our other children are ill, we go to see the Suyana doctor. Suyana also gives us tips to keep the children and our family healthy. „Isabela Mamani Laruta, Palcoma Centro, Bolivia. More Information about our Giving Tuesday Project. To participate click here.

20.11.2017

Gifts from the heart make a difference

By purchasing Suyana products, you support women groups like “Vida Nueva” (Project for the social reintegration of women under custody).

“Thanks to orders from Suyana, the women have an income and can work from home in the future. Thus they can be with their children, send them to school and raise them themselves. This is important for social reintegration. Through their work the women realise that the can be a better person and that there are alternatives in life.” Elvira A

17.11.2017

Bolivia: When there is no doctor or dentist far and wide

The rural population lives in remote villages in very modest conditions. A basic medical and dental care does rarely exist. The closest doctor often can only be reached by walking for hours. This situation can threaten lives. Suyana has been working in these isolated communities for over 10 years with medical vehicles with a fully equipped dental clinic in the back. More Information about our Giving Tuesday Project. To participate click here.

13.11.2017

Suyana Christmas exhibitions 2017

Are you looking for a meaningful gift?
Gifts for a good cause with handcrafted products from Bolivia.
Gifts from the heart make a difference! We look forward to seeing you soon.

Suyana Christmasbazar – Parkhotel Zug
Wednesday 22 & Thursday 23. November 2017 from 11-20 hrs

Christmas Exhibition – Zuger Rathaus
Saturday, 2. December 2017 from 10 – 17 hrs
Sunday, 3. December 2017 from 11 – 17 hrs

Zuger Märlisunntig – Landsgemeindeplatz
Sunday, 10. December 2017 from 13 – 18 hrs

Zuger Weihnachtsmarkt – Postplatz
Wednesday, 13. December 2017 from 15 – 21 Uhr
Thursday, 14. December 2017 from 11 – 21 Uhr
Friday, 15. December 2017 from 11-21 Uhr
Saturday, 16. December 2017 from 11 – 21 Uhr
Sunday, 17. December 2017 from 11 – 19 Uhr

06.11.2017

Peru: DIAGNOSING ANAEMIA

Many people suffer from anaemia because they do not get enough iron from their food and micronutrients. Therefore, to combat this silent evil early on, the Suyana Foundation, Municipal Government and health facilities have been working together through the Suyana Municipal Programme (SMP). In October the SMP teams, supported by the health facilities, did a campaign to detect anaemia in primary school children.

03.11.2017

Who joins Suyana for GivingTuesday 2017?

Suyana participates again in #GivingTuesdayCH on 28th November 2017. This Tuesday is a very special day, it’s the global day of giving.

You can help to make #GivingTuesday a big event!

Participate here: Project #GivingTuesday 2017
More information about Giving Tuesday: www.giving-tuesday.ch

30.10.2017

Peru: Campaigns to clean

In coordination with the municipal technical support teams and health facilities, the Suyana staff in Cusco and Puno monitored the JASS water committees’ work by regularly checking the levels of chlorine in the water supply, and doing PWS cleaning, disinfecting and chlorination campaigns, to contribute to a clean water supply for the locals to reduce the number of cases of people infected with water-borne parasites. Project donation water committees

23.10.2017

Switzerland: Suyana scholarships

Since 2012, the Swiss Study Foundation has awarded Suyana scholarships to students who achieve extraordinary academic results and have the potential for a brilliant future. The 2017/2018 scholarships were awarded to Atilla Atasoy (Master Clinical Linguistics); Sandro Christensen (Master Human Medicine); Sabrina Gurten (Master Biology) and Daria Maslennikova (Master Biochemistry).

16.10.2017

BOLIVIA: SUCCESSFUL EXPERIENCES AND ITS DOMINO EFFECT

The Municipality of Aucapata just started working with Suyana in 2017. Their District Director of Education took part in an event to find out about the Suyana School Strategy done in other municipalities in the past and decided that it would be a good idea to do something similar in Aucapata so that the schools that hadn’t been involved in the School Strategy could see how joining efforts and replicating the innovations in their own schools could benefit the students.

09.10.2017

PERU: ENCOURAGING HEALTHY HYGIENE HABITS

Suyana Foundation are constantly encouraging good hygiene practices in the most isolated communities. One of the strategies involved Colgate Peru donating oral hygiene kits, which our staff distributed among the students where we work. This encourages good oral hygiene – there’s nothing better than seeing a child with a gorgeous smile! Thank you Colgate!

02.10.2017

Peru: Yachaq Sonqo Ñan Trail – promoted by Suyana

Yachaq Sonqo Ñan, community tourism trail, is an initiative boosted by the Suyana Model. Suyana employees, two guests and community leaders had the good fortune to be able to go on a 4-day adventure out from Patapallpa Alta and Pacchanta (Municipality of Ocongate) and ending up in the communities of Phinaya and Chilca (Municipality of Pitumarca). Along the way the group was showered with affection, ate local Andean food, and found out about local ancestral wisdom. The adventure peaked at 5,200 m.a.s.l. in Tacurani.

25.09.2017

BOLIVIA: VISIT FROM THE SWISS EMBASSY

In 2016, the Swiss ambassador, Roger Denzer, and a delegation visited project areas to find out about our work and see the Suyana programme for themselves. As a result of this visit, this year we received a donation to be able to buy sets of carpentry tools for the schools. In June, representatives from the Swiss Embassy and COSUDE visited the schools to check that the donation had been put to good use. Thank you for all your support, your trust and interest in our work! Project BO-AB-2017-2

18.09.2017

PERU: EXCHANGE OF EXPERIENCES

Suyana enabled the exchange of experiences with community leaders, local authorities and water committee members, from the regions of Cusco and Puno. The activity took place at model communities of Patapallpa Alta, Pacchanta and Llullucha in the district of Ocongate. Successful experiences of model families, Economic Organisations of Farmers- OECAs, Water Committees, reforestation and healthy schools were shown here.

11.09.2017

Switzerland: Area – Medicine

Dementia is not just a disease of „old people“: more and more young people between 30 and 55 years are affected. People with dementia need 24 hours of support. In order to meet the requirements, it needs ideas and, above all, people who implement them with idealism, initiative and personal commitment. It gives me great pleasure to support such people with their valuable task with my work at Suyana.  /  Claudia Fleischhacker, Project Coordination Medicine

05.09.2017

Peru: Congressmen Guido Lombardi visits Suyana

On 31.8.17 a member of Peruvian Congress, Guido Lombardi Elías, visited the communities of Patapallpa Alta (3’350 m.a.s.l.) and Pacchanta (4’350 m.a.s.l.) in Ocongate. He was able to see the successful experiences of model families, schools and communities as well as the “Yachaq Sonqo Ñan” Community-Led Tourism proposal that will join two districts – Ocongate and Pitumarca, in the Cusco Region, Peru.

04.09.2017

BOLIVIA: MEDICAL ATTENTION DURING HOME BIRTH

01.08.2017, Community of Cotacucho, Municipality of Aucapata: A Suyana Team was called to help deliver a baby. Thanks to support from our Dr. Gabriela Condori and Eng. Rodrigo Cruz, Quispe Mayta safely delivered her fourth child – a little girl. Our staff were on hand to provide medical care based on respect and quality to mother and newborn.

28.08.2017

Switzerland: Suyana excursion to the Bernese Oberland

On 9th August, the Suyana team was able to spend a wonderful day with its guests in the Bernese Oberland. After visiting the INFORAMA Hondrich, the agricultural training school, the group visited the Wyssen family on their alp. Thanks to the support of Suyana, the mountain farmer couple was able to make the necessary reconstruction and extension of their alpine building.

22.08.2017

We got a new Suyana Website!

After months of hard work and dedication, we are delighted to announce the launch of our new Suyana website. Our goal is to provide you with a good overview of our activities and to bring you closer to the projects in Bolivia, Peru and Switzerland that are close to our hearts. Amongst the new features, you can now safely donate online. Have a look here: Suyana Projects. We hope you like it!

Suyana – Hope for a better future

14.08.2017

BOLIVIA: WORKSHOP AND CERTIFICATES FOR COMMUNITY EPSAS

The Potable Water and Sanitation Regulatory Authority AAPS informed about procedures of setting up a community institutions EPSAS responsible for water and sanitation. The community EPSAS that were set up in 2016, due to Suyana’s support, were given their certificates. The Food and Drinks Laboratory La Paz explained how a water analysis is realized, which Suyana will do in 73 communities.

08.08.2017

PERU: EMERGENCY TRANSFERS

Because our operations team stays in the communities they get to know the families that are the most vulnerable. In June they attended to emergency cases in the Checca and Ccapi districts of Cusco and referred them immediately to the district health facilities. The patients were diagnosed with intestinal obstruction, heart failure and complications during pregnancy. We are working hand in hand with the health facilities. Project Number: PE-MZ-2016-2

07.08.2017

Peru: New roofs for more than 50 families

After the severe storms in Peru last March, many families lived in makeshift accommodations. But thanks to your generous donations, over 50 families in Alto Trujillo have a rain-proof roof again!

 

MANY MANY THANKS!

31.07.2017

Switzerland: Existence endangered without lease land

In the canton of St. Gallen, a farmers‘ family with three small children has to buy its leasehold land, as the owner wants to sell for reasons of age. Without this property, the livelihood of the farm is threatened. Though the peasant couple is taking high debts, their means are not enough. How is the family to pay for this much-needed land?

Project number CH-LW-2017-3

24.07.2017

Bolivia: TRAINING IN MARKETING SKILLS 2017

264 students participated in the workshop of marketing skills 2017. They were trained in agricultural marketing techniques, post-harvest techniques, quality and self-esteem and leadership, but also in the elaboration of projects. They visited popular markets and supermarkets to see the commercialization of products. This way, the participants are made aware of the need to improve the commercial quality of their local products to increase their economic income, as well as the need to provide a good treatment to customers in order to generate loyalty.

17.07.2017

PERU: RADIO PROGRAM

The radio program “Suyanawan Llank’asun” allows citizens in general to get informed about good living, activities, objectives and results of families, schools and municipalities achieved through Suyana’s strategies, promoting the practice of healthy habits and participatory interaction to strengthen the integral changes in beneficiaries. It’s broadcasted from Tuesday to Friday from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. from the department of Cusco, through the 830 Khz Amplitude Modulated (AM) and with its Live-Webradio over www.radiointiraymi.com

10.07.2017

General: Myanmar new school building 2017

The Myanmar / Burma Schools Projects Foundation (MBSPF) has been building schools since 2012 to improve the educational opportunities of disadvantaged children in Myanmar. Education is a first step on the way out of poverty. The new school in the city of They Phu Chaung was recently opened. With the support of Suyana, a primary school and a teacher’s cottage were built.

www.myanmarburmaschools.ca

03.07.2017

Event: Alpine markets summer 2017

The association Alpinavera organises this summer 9 alpine markets, so that farmers can sell their excellent food products directly to the clients. Thus the added value stays in the region and the farmers receive a fair price for their work and the high quality products. Suyana participates in the exhibition costs – project number: CH-LW-2017-13.

www.alpinavera.ch

27.06.2017

Bolivia: STRENGTHENING IN HEALTH TOPICS

The workshop to strengthen Health Facilities was held for health service managers and staff from the Suyana Foundation. Presentations were given by staff from the Health Service La Paz SEDES, the institution SELADIS of University Mayor de San Andrés and Suyana. The topics were: doing coproparasitological diagnosis, food security, preventing common diseases and “living without violence”, as part of integral health (SAFCI). These topics need to be dealt with by the health facilities and Suyana staff through training sessions in the rural communities.

19.06.2017

Bolivia: CAMPAIGN TO SEAL PITS AND FISSURES

We were invited to participate in the Departmental Oral Health Fair “Campaign to seal pits and fissures”, which was held in the Plaza Mayor de San Francisco and organised by the Departmental Health Service SEDES La Paz. Together with other institutions, such as the Red Cross and the Programme Student Health Insurance El Alto (SESO) we set up tents where the public could come in and find out about oral health. Our team provided preventative dental and healthcare in 5 of our medical mobile units. They also used posters and games to teach adults and children about how to prevent oral diseases and the Suyana Municipal Programme.

19.06.2017

Peru: TRAINING ANTHROPOMETRY AND THE DOSE OF HAEMOGLOBIN

To control growth and development is essential to prevent and detect any alteration that could impede children’s optimal development. One of the easiest ways of determining children’s nutritional status is by weighing and measuring them. With the aim of boosting the technical skills of the staff of the Suyana Foundation and the Suyana Municipal Programme, a training session was held on measuring and weighing children and hemoglobin dosage. The event was held in the Suyana office and was facilitated by experts from the the Cusco South Health Services Network who worked with the staff to standardise the growth standards and hemoglobin dosage in line with those used by the Ministry of Health.

05.06.2017

Switzerland: Suyana visiting Wiitsicht

Last week we visited Wiitsicht Center in the canton of St. Gallen where Margrit Raimann and her team take care of people with dementia. The respectful way of caring is quite exemplary. Very important is the support and counselling for caring relatives, the person suffering from dementia can stay longer at home and the health of caring relatives is positively influenced. Also thanks to the support of Suyana and other foundations, the important consultations are free of charge.  /  www.wiitsicht.ch

10.04.2017

Event: Suyana Easter Apero

You are kindly invited to our Easter-Event:

When:        Tuesday, 11nd April 2017   /   16:00 – 19:00 Uhr
Where:       Boutique Enchanté, Reiffergässli 4, 6300 Zug

Our handicraft groups have designed new products especially for Easter. We look forward to welcoming you and to raise our glasses to the forthcoming Easter holiday. See you soon!