The Peruvian Social Incubator, Peru

Social incubator is an NGO that promotes social entrepreneurship and business development in Peru through tools such as training/coaching, funding and networking. They try to establish business ecosystems where the social enterprises in Peru can start up. The project itself takes place in cooperation with WARA, a social enterprise in Madre de Dios, a region in the jungle in the east of Peru founded in april 2016. WARA is dedicated to agroindustrial processing of local fruits and products, and gives back to the community by preserving biodiversity and contributing to the reduction of poverty and inequality in this area. The main goal of the project will be to support WARA by searching for ways to improve, increase and promote their production process.

For more info, check their websites:
http://theperuviansocialincubator.com/ and http://www.waraproductos.com/inicio.php

project details

What: IMPROVE, INCREASE AND PROMOTE THE PRODUCTION PROCESS OF LOCAL FRUITS AND PRODUCTS

When:
PREPARATION PHASE: OCTOBER – JUNE
IMPLEMENTATION PHASE: 6-8 WEEKS IN JULY AND AUGUST

Where: MADRE DE DIOS, PERU

Applications are closed

Missed the deadline? Send an e-mail to recruiting.lvn@afdimpact.org and we will see what we can do for you!

About the project

The challenges that are present in the Madre de Dios society are the lack of exploitation of the Amazonian products, poverty and an informal mining industry that creates environmental and political problems. WARA offers products such as liqueurs, jams, oils, pickles and chocoazú. This social business can be a source of income and motivation for the start of new business among the community. WARA conducts constant research and innovation for the development of new products.

The knowledge of students (e.i. new food, processing technologies, handling of raw material, implementation of food control systems, marketing strategies, among others) is required to guide social entrepreneurs, such as WARA, to an economically viable business and to strengthen their social impact. They also want an upgrade of their processing plant specifically for the products they produce to improve quality and competitiveness.

Who are we looking for?

This project team will require 6 excellent and highly motivated students with a good knowledge of the Spanish language. Students of all academic backgrounds are allowed to apply. However, for this project we are especially looking for students with backgrounds or special interest in:

Food-engineering or agroindustry-engineering

Chemistry, biochemistry or biology

Economics with specialization in business or marketing

Marketing

Civil engineering/architecture

Social development

 

If this sounds like the challenge you need in your life, not only to make the world just a little better but also to gain an incredible amount of experience in the process, do not hesitate to apply.

 

Do you want to follow the project team of The Peruvian Social Incubator?  Follow them on Instagram! 

 

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