During his time in Peru, Aaron was approached by
, Pampacorral School Director, about solutions to theprevalent malnutrition plaguing students due to the highaltitude. Aaron immediately began searching for solutions.Aaron met
, our current agriculturetechnician, from the Andean community of Choquecancha,Peru. The two shared an interest in agriculture. He spoke toAaron about the potential of
madefrom adobe mud bricks - a local, sustainable, low-costsolution.Aaron conducted further investigations into greenhouse projects inrural Peru. More often than not, he found
due to an inﬂux of irresponsible development projects.Aaron enrolled at the
Monterey Institute of International Studies.While there, he met
Adam Stieglitz and Tina Novero
, studentswho shared a love for community-led development, and together,they initiated
to address social problems in Peru.
The Becky Fund
(thebeckyfund.org)The Becky Fund was established in loving memory of BeckyPrichard, and it provides aid to the children of Peru’s SacredValley. Becky was
second cousin, and in2006, Aaron traveled to Peru with The Becky Fund, buildingdesks and chairs for rural schools.
was granted 501(c)3 status in US andbecame a formal not-for-proﬁt organization.
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