It’s difficult to measure the success of humanitarian aid, especially in countries where changes have been slow and minimal. Consider Peru —  a slowly growing nation, and to truly understand the state’s success, we should look at a few projects that show the success of humanitarian aid to Peru.

Consider the project by brilliant Chef Gastón Acurio who recently decided to help the hungry in Peru. Although Peru is a country of wonderful cuisine and biodiversity, some 800 million people around the world in 2017 live in hunger. Thus, Acurio decided to take on the zero hunger challenge.

Governments, such as Peru, adopted a Sustainable Development Agenda, whose goal envisions the end of hunger by 2030. In a blog post, Acurio details how he chose local ingredients and products to keep prices down to hopefully make an impact on hunger in Peru.

Another article details Peru’s recent economic and robust growth. With the second best growth economy of the decade in Latin America, there is a difficult challenge to continue improving its high-income status. Despite a large issue of misallocated labor and funds, Peru continues its growth with a fair amount of money left over from its boom in the 1990s.

Another successful project in humanitarian aid to Peru is the Enhancement of Environmental Quality Services. Proposed by the World Bank at a price of $70 million, the project studied and carefully shared information about the national level of environmental quality control. Working through the year 2022, the project hopes to keep track and restrict environmental quality standards so Peru can remain an environmentally safe and healthy nation.

The final important project is the World Bank support of Fishery and Aquafarming innovation. This $40 million loan will improve the sustainability of fishing and farming in Peru , which shows the success of humanitarian aid to Peru. As one of the leading producers due, in part, to its geographical location, the project will directly benefit 12,000 individuals by increasing the sector’s competitiveness and will eventually help to decrease extreme poverty overall.

– Nick McGuire

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