The poor community organizes a seminary workshop, combined with eco-tourism.
In this seminary the visitors learn how to improve the efficiency of the world´s production and the freedom to realize own ideas. Ecology and highest quality standard are k
Instead of exporting the number one crop in the area direct, why not employ more locals to turn that crop into an exportable drink, bringing more revenue to the region and using some of those profits to drive health and education programs for the com
Many people have skills and abilities to offer, however they do not necessarily have the financial means to buy a plane ticket nor pay for expensive hotels. Many people do not want to stay in hotels at all, basic 'on the ground' accommodation is a fa
Develop aquaponic systems in caldas to provide a sustainable source of food. The system produces fish and vegetables with minimal amount of land and farming inputs once established. The food then can be subscribed for by low income families giving t
Construction Outreach Caldas (COC) is a small mobile team of design-builders that travel around the region of Caldas to tackle construction-related problems together with the community. COC operates like a cooperative, with members participating and
Families subscribe to a monthly plan of healthy and varied food. They pay a fixed daily fee and get a box of food every day. The bulk-buying savings are saved in a food insurance fund, guaranteeing a proper nutrition for the family even in hard times
Inspired by the community food bank concept, Community Kitchen Caldas (CKC) is an extension of the idea but focused around the activity of cooking through a community farm, community kitchen and community canteen, with the benefit of bulk-purchasing
This is similar to other concepts, but suggest a permanent location in each village and city, in attachment to a school, library, municipal offices. To have a computer being able to reserve for one hour per person per week, and staff present at all t
EarthBoxes are a highly efficient, foolproof method of growing tomatoes suitable for crowded urban areas. Children can easily set up EarthBoxes and grow some of their own food, organically promoting better nutrition for themselves and their families.
What if we establish a world class in Caldas, where talented children from the low income communities, who are passionate about sports, would master their skills and have the possibility to follow their dreams as professional sports players, trainer
To be run in conjunction with or part of the Festival de Teatro de Manizales, this competition would be open to young playwrights (under the age of 18) and local high school kids would be encouraged to enter. The themes they would write about would b
"Together we live better" is a brand that will bring awareness, education and first aid medicines to Caldas' families when and where they need it.
It is comprised of four interconnected social businesses to provide population reach but also busines
Utilise existing, non-farmed forestry land as a source of carbon credits that can be utilised across the world's leading carbon trading countries. Grow the industry by re-developing non-productive farmland back into forests. This concept relies on th
The people of Caldas are the ones who are going to come up with the innovative ideas to solve their issues. Being able to give them the financial structure to give them to opportunity to do so is the most important issue.