Latin America

Practical Action Latin America provides practical and productive solutions for low income rural and urban populations in Peru and Bolivia. Our work in provides infrastructure development, information, technical advice, training and capacity building.

Programme work

Energy, water and sanitation

Practical Action works with local communities to deliver basic infrastructure services.

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Agricultural production and market access

Our work in Latin America on agricultural production and improving producers' access to markets is concentrated on two main ecosystems: mountainous and tropical forests.

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Disaster prevention, risk management and climate change adaptation

Practical Action's work on reducing the risk and impact of disasters on the urban and rural poor in Latin America.

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Soluciones Prácticas

About us

An introduction to Practical Action in Latin America

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Where we work in Latin America

Practical Action has active projects in several districts of Peru and Bolivia, and undertakes consulting work in Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, Chile, Brazil, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic and México.

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Spanish-language website

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Focus on Peru: Practical Action working in Latin America

An overview of the problems faced by poor people in Peru, and some of the approaches used by Practical Action.

Soluciones Prácticas, 257 Tomás A. Edison street, San Isidro, Lima, Peru
Tel: (511) 447-5127, 444-7055, 446-7324 Fax: (511) 446-6621


Evidence and lessons from Latin America - ELLA

ELLA is a knowledge sharing and learning platform. It shares knowledge of recent Latin American experiences on selected  economic, environmental and governance issues, supports learning between Latin American, African and South Asian countries, and provides a networking platform for organisations and individuals to link to Latin America.

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