Asociación Benéfica Prisma's mission is to strengthen the capacities of the poor and vulnerable to achieve social and economic development. Its main objective is to contribute to improving living conditions and economic and social development of rural populations. Since its establishment, PRISMA has been taking action in different regions of Peru, carrying out activities to improve income, improve nutrition, strengthen their organizations and improve their technical and commercial management to seek self sustainability.
Asociación Benéfica Prisma is a non governmental organization with 25 years experience developing national programs in the following eight lines of intervention: Health, Microcredit, Production and Marketing, Environmental Management, Education, Management Strengthening regional and local governments,and Logistics and Research.
Our Experience And Interest In The Four PCIA Central Focus Areas
With expertise in the promotion and use of improved stoves the following barriers have been identified: the effect of smoking on health and the absence of technical assistance for the implementation of smoke-free stoves. The cultural profile of the population with which it interacts is Quechua speaking and resides in rural areas far from the city. Their access to information is limited and in relation to improved stoves, the information that the technicians were using was empirical without prior research and technology validation.
We promote the sustainability of installed stoves and we are interested in knowing more details about the carbon market and the procedures to be viable.
Before implementation, the stove designs go through a processes of validation before installation in communities. In 2010, we became aware of the stove certification process and through the competition sponsored by GTZ SENCICO, we have the possibility of designing an enhanced biomass (wood) stove to obtain national certification.
There are two modes of monitoring: one associated with the infrastructure, in which Prisma conducts supervisory visits to communities to assess their progress; and the other is the monitoring of practices which take place through home visits to assess the conditions of housing, stoves and health practices of members of the family.
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Our Contribution to the Partnership
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