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Nexos Comunitarios

Nexos Comunitarios, is a Peruvian non-profit civil association, formed by a group of citizens, professionals, committed to reducing poverty in isolated communities within Peru; and in promoting a better understanding and true respect between different societies and cultures (nationally and internationally).

Our Goals

Our projects are developed according to the requests from our partnering communities.
Nexos Comunitarios is proud of our goals, including:

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Facilitate Human Development

Working hand in hand with our local partners (primiarly isolated communities in the Andes), building human and social capital to achieve sustainable solutions based on a holistic approach. We work in the fulfillment of this goal with our Programs.

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Promote Diversification

A genuine respect between different societies generates from a better understanding of the different cultures. For that, we develop relationships between different groups (with national and international agreements), where there is genuine reciprocity among all stakeholders. We work in the fulfillment of this goal with our implementing our Programs and Puriy.



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Our Development Hypothesis

We design and implement our projects based on the request of our local partners.

However, NC raises a hypothesis about a possible model to follow to promote local development processes. The current hypothesis was developed based on the needs of the communities with which we currently work and their wishes. The hypothesis was proposed in 2014, but it is adjusted according to the needs and requests of our local partners.

Our Values

Our goals were established based on the values ​​shared by all NC members and this is:

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All our efforts take into account freedom as the point of departure and arrival of all our work.

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We account for our activities and decisions and we take responsibility for them. We hope that the parts we work with will work in the same way.

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Based on the concept of Ayni in the Andean world, our work seeks a balance between the parties involved. This balance allows relationships to be horizontal and benefits are enjoyed by all and responsibilities fulfilled by each party. Reciprocity allows the parties to take interest in maintaining and reinforcing existing relationships, on which projects are developed.

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We design, implement and evaluate all our work respecting each of the cultures with which it works. The relationships we establish between groups or people with different cultures are based on horizontality, assuming that none is better than the other and all must be truly respected.

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We see service as the work of the soul.
"Help, arranging and serving represent three different ways of seeing life. When you help, you see life in a weak way. When you settle, You see life as if it were broken. When you serve, you see life as a whole. Arranging and helping can be part of the work of the ego, and the serving is the work of the soul". Rachel Naomi Remen, Blessings of my grandfather: Stories of Strength, Refuge and Membership.

Our History

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    NeVo was the organization that allowed the founding of Nexos Comunitarios. NeVo was created to promote foreign volunteering in Peru, with the support of the Interamerican Development Bank Youth.
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    The experience gained at NeVo, an organization led by our founder since 2009, made it possible to recognize that a new organizational structure and approach were needed to efficiently fulfill work in communities such as Cuncani. On December 13, 2013, Nexos Comunitarios was established.
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    Although Cuncani belongs politically to the Urubamba district, its reality is similar to the district of Lares, considered the poorest in the country until 2013. In addition to knowing more about the Cuncani community through work, we conducted a field study in Lares
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    With the assistance of students from Carleton University we published: 'The Future of Cuncani: The Importance of Human Rights and Interculturality' and 'The dimensions of poverty in Chocquecancha: the application of the Multidimensional Poverty Index (IPM)'.
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    Inclusion of student programs in the activities of PhotoVoice in Lima, End of the Lunch program in Cuncani, beginning of the leadership of Circuit of Rural Tourism of Media Luna.
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    Start of the Sustainable House Project in Cuncani (April), start of the Photography Diary initiative of the daily food of the children in Cuncani (April), start of the Vivencial Tourism Circuit in Cuncani (August), start of the Soap Traveler initiative and beginning of Puriy (September).

  7. With more Programs and Projects on the way! Make sure to check in every now and then!

Our Team

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Maricarmen Valdivieso

Founder and General Director

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Finance Manager

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Project Manager

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Local Coordinator

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Puriy Ambassadors

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Project assistant


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Carlos Kamisaki

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Roberto Chávez

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Madeleine Moe

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Eliana Kamisaki

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Alice Ebeyer

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