Our project in Peru began with a partnership formed in California. Our parent company, Otis McAllister, has worked for many years with an organization called VIDA USA that organizes and distributes donated medical supplies from major Bay Area hospitals to Lima, Peru. Otis McAllister contributes to this effort by funding the shipment of these supplies to the port in Lima.
From there, Village Harvest works with our strategic quinoa partner and supplier to leverage their supply chain and further transport these much needed medical supplies to the poor farming communities outside of Ayacucho, high in the Andes. A local nonprofit called Emergencia Ayacucho redistributes supplies to institutions that need them most, such as Hogar de Ancianos Padre Saturnino, an elderly care home.