Kusimayo, "River Of Happiness" in Quechua, is a non-profit organization making a difference in the lives of children, families and the elderly in the rural communities of the Azangaro, Lampa and Puno provinces (at 12,500 feet above sea level) in the rural region of Puno, Peru since 2008.
Currently, Puno faces a greater problem: Anemia in children under 3 reaches 82%, and in children under 5, 63%. Anemia increases the risk of maternal mortality and impairs cognitive development in children.
"The children in Puno face serious risks and their local communities don't have the resources to take care of them, that's why we are here", said Joaquin de la Piedra and Ximena Figueroa, founders of Kusimayo.
Furthermore, chronic malnutrition is close to 17.8%. This means that nearly 1 child in 6 will not have the necessary capacity to reach his or her fullest genetic potential, 3 of those 6 will not receive education and only 1 is well fed.
Based on these shocking factors, we at WeHelpTrees decided, together with OLI Foundation's consulting, to focus the attention of our mission to help children in need by supporting Kusimayo's duties.
That's why, for every bracelet you order at WeHelpTrees we plant a tree and help a child in need have a meal for one day.
We want to stress that this wouldn't be possible to do without the priceless help of amazing partners such as Kusimayo.