CHOICE teams are local and native to every community to help prioritize projects, ensure sustainability, and facilitate buy-in from local communities.
Meet the in-country Peru team in Mesita Andina
Carlos Urbanos Venices
Carlos works in economic development, helping communities identify commodities and markets. In Mesita Andina he's working with small producers of potatoes on efficiency and collaboration in order to reach critical mass to take to market. He'll then ensure the communities get a fair price.
Wilmer Alejandro Cruz LaMadrid
Wilmer trains rural communities in nutrition and health, helping those in extreme poverty meet basic needs. He's also integral to identifying the communities CHOICE Humanitarian will work with, looking for the forgotten, undersevered communities that are eager and open to intervention.
Working in the nitty-gritty beaurocracy, Carla makes everything happen. From handling money to
Cynthia Ruesta Montalván
With a degree in animal science from La Universidad de Piura, Cynthia creates a curriculum for families and community leaders about how to raise game animals.
An argominist studying sustainable agriculture, focusing on agricultural productivity. He teaches organic farming practicies and helps families receive basic nutrition through small family gardens
Flor is the community facilitator and great connector in the 12 communities in Mesita Andina. She's responsible for figuring out the greatest needs in the communities and prioritizing projects.
Born in Mesita Andina, Abraham is the community's vice president. As a respected leader, he's essential to mobilizing the community around the project and is a main liaison between CHOICE and the community. With a degree in agriculture, it's his mission to bring sustainable farming and healthy nutrition to his village.