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Seeds of a global community

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Seeds of a global community

GABRIELA GALLARDO | OCT 2016 To talk about ALPANI is to talk about effort, community, strong determination, and hope.  As explained in our Yaku Model, ALPANI is a non-profit organisation founded in 2011 with a very ambitious goal: to tackle children’s chronic malnutrition in Peru. In 2013, I got involved with ALPANI as a volunteer and visited its first Nutritional Community Centre called “Pakarina” located in the AAHH Virgen de la Candelaria. In the local context, AAHH means human settlings, referring to the people from the country side who leave everything behind and move to harsh, deserted conditions closer to the...

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First batch of Andean Rose Chocolate in Australia

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First batch of Andean Rose Chocolate in Australia

Santi: Our chocolate will finally arrive from Ecuador in late Dec Gabi: Great, but we have also been accepted to volunteer at the Woodford Festival starting on Dec26th...Sometimes life puts you in tight moments like this one. We have been working hard for the last three months in the purchasing and importing process to bring the chocolate from our home country, until we finally heard the magic words "your chocolate will arrive on…". At the very same time, we were also confirmed an invitation to volunteer in one of the biggest festivals in the world, Woodford Folk Festival…Gabi: Should we cancel? Well, in this...

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