Physical / Built Environment
There is a need for housing which is being met by the Central, Regional and Local government through the reconstruction program. This program is based on construction subsides or vouchers. Recupera Chile is advocating for efficient and sustainable housing solutions.
Recupera Chile advocate for investment in road infrastructure for Perales in order to improve the connectivity of the community with the rest of the municipality and nearby towns. We understand that connectivity is crucial for business and for everyday issues and therefore better roads will directly impact the livelihood of people in Perales.
Regarding the natural environment, Recupera Chile is advocating for the preservation of the coast and marine environment. Recupera Chile is working with the community to improve the way the community relates with the coast, its ecosystem and its resources. We understand the crucial role that the coast plays in Perales and therefore are working to improve it in terms of safety and efficiency.
Recupera Chile is working in tandem with the local Municipality of Coelemu and different local entrepreneurs. The work is guided by the existing recovery/ development plan and all the projects developed are supporting that plan. The strategy is focused primarily on recovering the livelihood conditions on the community and in doing so it is investing in basic areas to help households to recover assets to restart the economic activities they had before the disaster.
Recupera Chile is working with local entrepreneurs to help them access funds to rebuild their hostels and cabins, which provided an important part of their annual family income.
Recupera Chile is working to improve the techniques and procedures used in agriculture to take advantage of productivity gains in the agricultural process. In order to do so, Recupera Chile is connecting local farmers, the municipality and university experts to work on potential improvements in the activity.
Recupera Chile is working with people in Perales who lost their cattle in order to get them back on track. In order to improve the economic benefits from the activity, Recupera Chile is working with entrepreneurs to produce other more elaborated products than milk to get better prices and improve family income.
Many families in Perales generate income from sea-related activities. Recupera Chile is working with the community to improve the safety, accessibility and availability of those resources. The main goal of Recupera Chile is to improve the efficiency and predictability of this economic activity. Alliances with academic institutions provide specific knowledge that creates a concrete improvement.
Recupera Chile works with local entrepreneurs to produce local food products. We encourage entrepreneurs to innovate in this area and serve the community, surrounding towns and tourists.
Recupera Chile is working with local communities to develop a community center to host a social program. We believe that these community centers will play a crucial role on the communities to foster and develop social programs for different stakeholders to tackle different needs in the community and to spur a community spirit and identity.
Recupera Chile also recognizes the importance of early childhood development and is working with the community to through the implementation of a pre-school. We have also introduced the "Un Buen Comienzo" program training for the teacher and assistant in Perales to be able to help young students augment vocabulary and verbal skills. The purpose of this is dual. On one hand it will improve the quality of the education that children receive, and on the other hand it will allow women to have some free time that they might be able to devote to other activities.