International Solidarity

REFERENT: Miguel Ayala

The support offered by our foundation to 2 artisanal fishermen’s unions in the town of San Antonio who wanted to form a Sustainable Cooperative led to the development of an integrated low-carbon fishery project that will benefit the entire community.

This structure will offer quality marine products that are accessible to all and respect the highest standards of hygiene whilst guaranteeing good working conditions and a strengthening of the whole Community thanks to the future benefits.

This concept, developed by our environmental engineer and our sociologist, in response to local expectations, has garnered a lot of political backing: Under Secretary of the Economy, Governor, Senator. The municipality voted to provide land and the Chilean State wishes to finance at least half of the project.

The on-site feasibility study concluded that it has a rich social and economic potential while at the same time offering environmental and public health value through improved nutrition. The local media, television and print media were echoed enthusiastically in November.

It should be noted that there is no need for any further study of the local needs and specifics. It is with great enthusiasm that we have invested two years of work, intensive contacts with local authorities and donors, in order to make this project possible which fits perfectly into the objectives of Sustainable Development 2030 and the aims of our foundation:

Strengthen and share to act!

The Chilian Project in the Press

El Lider de San Antonio - 10th of November 2016

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