In an economy as small as Perales and with the meteorological challenges presented by its location, the recovery process has been slowed by a lack of sustainable and healthy food supply.
FAMILY GREENHOUSES FOR SELF-CONSUMPTION AND SMALL LOCAL COMMERCIALIZATION
One of the identified needs in Perales was to develop vegetable gardens for family consumption and to promote the marketability of crops. For several of the families, this was their first chance to own and operate a small business or to create a local bartering system.
CONSTRUCTION OF THE GREENHOUSES
During the summer of 2013, a team of architecture students from the Universidad del Bio-Bío led by Iván Cartes made 2 trips to the area to deliver materials and to support the construction of the greenhouses.
10 greenhouses were built
3 were distributed to Alto Perales
7 were distributed to Perales