Asociacion Benefica PRISMA


Asociación Benéfica Prisma's mission is to strengthen the capacities of the poor and vulnerable to achieve social and economic development. Its main objective is to contribute to improving living conditions and economic and social development of rural populations. Since its establishment, PRISMA has been taking action in different regions of Peru, carrying out activities to improve income, improve nutrition, strengthen their organizations and improve their technical and commercial management to seek self sustainability.

Organization Type Non-Governmental Organization

Contact Information

Primary Contact
Dr. Delia Haustein van Ginhoven
Secondary Contact
Ms. Mariela Lévano Acuña
Address Calle Carlos Gonzales 251, Maranga. San Miguel
Lima 32
Phone 051-6165500
Fax 051-6165501
Calling/Fax Instructions

Our Focus

Primary Initiatives, Target Populations, and Scope of Work:

Asociación Benéfica Prisma is a non governmental organization with 25 years experience developing national programs in the following eight lines of intervention: Health, Microcredit, Production and Marketing, Environmental Management, Education, Management Strengthening regional and local governments,and Logistics and Research.

Fuels/Technologies: Biomass
Sectors of Experience: Agriculture
Rural Development
Countries of Operation: Bolivia

Our Experience And Interest In The Four PCIA Central Focus Areas

Social/Cultural barriers to using traditional fuels and stoves:

With expertise in the promotion and use of improved stoves the following barriers have been identified: the effect of smoking on health and the absence of technical assistance for the implementation of smoke-free stoves. The cultural profile of the population with which it interacts is Quechua speaking and resides in rural areas far from the city. Their access to information is limited and in relation to improved stoves, the information that the technicians were using was empirical without prior research and technology validation.

Market development for improved cooking technologies:

We promote the sustainability of installed stoves and we are interested in knowing more details about the carbon market and the procedures to be viable.

Technology standardization for cooking, heating and ventilation:

Before implementation, the stove designs go through a processes of validation before installation in communities. In 2010, we became aware of the stove certification process and through the competition sponsored by GTZ SENCICO, we have the possibility of designing an enhanced biomass (wood) stove to obtain national certification.

Indoor air pollution exposure and health monitoring:

There are two modes of monitoring: one associated with the infrastructure, in which Prisma conducts supervisory visits to communities to assess their progress; and the other is the monitoring of practices which take place through home visits to assess the conditions of housing, stoves and health practices of members of the family.

Relevant Publications or Studies

None noted

Our Contribution to the Partnership

I will assist others and present my institutional experience in the field.