Producing together to make progress together: Economic development in rural communities of La Plata Huila Colombia

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The idea of this project started with the request of Mr. Cristian Cortes, leader of the “Villa Mercedes” and “Jardines” villages. Cristian approached the Rotary Club of La Plata, as a spokesperson, to express the constant concern, felt in the community about the bad socio-economic situation to which they have been exposed. This situation is caused by the decrease in the inhabitants incomes, since the sources of work they have that is mainly agricultural harvesting - day's wage-, has been affected by the considerable decrease in the profitability of the region’s main crops. Factors such as the unfavorable climate, and the arrival of workers from other regions that carry out the work for a lower remuneration among others, causes low motivation in the inhabitants. Click for more info