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A better future for indigenous families, thanks to community-managed rural tourism

> What drives us to perform the project

Drive

Average income of 2 dollars per day and low level of human development.

> What objectives do we want to achieve

Beneficiaries

Beneficiaries

1690

small farming families.

Opportunity

Opportunity

Inn

Economic Impact

Economic Impact

Growth of 20% in the income of the beneficiary communities.

Social Impact

Social Impact

Decrease of 5% on youth migration.

Achievment in Place

Achievment in Place

Growth of 10% indigenous families turistic incomes.

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A better future for indigenous families, thanks to community-managed rural tourism

A better future for indigenous families, thanks to community-managed rural tourism

Peru offers very attractive places for tourism. It receives thousands of visitors every year attracted by the local natural landscapes and…
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A better future for indigenous families, thanks to community-managed rural tourism
Community-managed rural tourism

Peru offers very attractive places for tourism. It receives thousands of visitors every year attracted by the local natural landscapes and cultural resources. These areas are inhabited by indigenous communities who live in poverty with low levels of human development.

Tourists that visit these areas feel attracted to other cultures and want to do a different type of tourism, filled with experiences where they can learn from the indigenous communities. However, they cannot access this kind of activities due to lack of basic services and poor managerial skills among local communities.

At CODESPA we work to obtain that local indigenous communities achieve extra income from their own community-managed rural tourism activities. The three key components of this project are:

  • Reaching community-managed tourism quality levels in line with market requirements.
  • Self-managed marketing by the communities, with participation and advice from the private tourism sector.
  • Public-private alliances to increase the community tourism businesses of the beneficiary population.

Up to now, over 3,000 people have already benefitted from this initiative. This is carried out with the collaboration of the CAF Development Bank of Latin America, within the framework of the RUTAS programme: Community-managed tourism destinations with Sustainable Quality in Peru, Bolivia and Ecuador.

An increasing number of public and private alliances are forming part of this initiative, such as the country’s Ministry of Tourism, CTB, INECO, BANESTO, ROVIRALTA FOUNDATION, and a whole array of public and private institutions from the region.

This allows indigenous communities that traditionally depend on agriculture to receive supplementary income thanks to community-managed tourism, gradually coming out of the poverty.