Who We Are
Association Sach’a Munay is an institution that contributes to the integral development of rural well-being, education and health of the high Andean population.
The Sach’a Munay Association comes from the word que-chua which means: Sach’a = Tree and Munay = Love, love, beautiful. Therefore, Sach’a Munay means: LOVE TO THE TREE, or SANCTUARY TO THE TREE. With this concept we began in January of 2015 with the building of a preschool in Huaran that includes a Classroom, Kitchen, Bathroom, Perimeter fence and implementation for initial children from 3 to 5 years of the Huaran community. Simultaneously we began assisting the Educational Institution of Sillacancha with the implementation of a organic market garden, tools, personnel, a monthly provision of money to complement the daily diet of the students.
In the following years we grew to work with 4 more primary schools, two pre – schools, and began in strengthening parents through tworkshops for parents that soon became our most demanded offering at the regional level, with workshop requests from more than 50 Educational Institutions.
Since 2015 we have been offering workshops in Agroecology and Permaculture school for local farmers was born and recently demand has been changing to people from other professions due to the pandemic, we currently have more than 130 people enrolled in groups of 10 to 15 people.
We have an area experimentation field do develop regenerative farming techniques that honor the traditional methods and new regenerative agriculture techniques. Currently we experimenting with the local corn ‘Choclo’ that has been grown in the Sacred valley for hundred of years, using a combination of clover cover crops, composts teas, and natural fertilisers and are achieving great results. The aim is to develop a regenerative system of growing, that does not rely on chemical fertilizers or pesticides.