Perishable Center

Perishable Center, in its continued corporate social responsibility work, has directed its efforts toward vulnerable communities, addressing critical needs, especially in the food space.

On this occasion, the focus is on Gareno, a Huaoraní community in the province of Napo, Tena, part of the parish of Chontapunta, where multiple socioeconomic challenges affect its inhabitants.

The lack of job opportunities in the region forces many families to seek sustenance in distant areas, which leads to an unhealthy environment for the development of children and adolescents.

Furthermore, limited access to higher education makes it difficult for young people to become professionals and obtain employment, thus perpetuating the cycle of disadvantage. During the execution of the project, various social problems were evident, including the difficulty in obtaining basic products due to distance and the limited availability of public transportation. Given this reality, the need arises to implement a social project focused on promoting healthy eating as a measure to mitigate some of these difficulties.

Simultaneously, Perishable Center’s intervention focused on addressing the community’s immediate food need through the distribution of carefully curated food kits.

This action not only provided urgent hunger relief, but also contributed to mitigating short-term food insecurity. Working closely with local organizations, equitable distribution was ensured, reaching the most vulnerable groups, such as female-headed families, people with disabilities, and older adults living alone.

At Perishable Center, we believe in the transformative power of solidarity and are proud to contribute to the well-being of communities like Gareno, and we will remain committed to this purpose of positive change in vulnerable communities, providing tangible help and hope to those who need it most.