Instituto Trabajo y Familia


The mission of the Instituto Trabajo y Familia is to provide support for overcoming extreme poverty in Peru's Andean communities, with special emphasis on overcoming malnutrition and anemia in children under five years.

Organization Type Non-Governmental Organization

Contact Information

Primary Contact
Mr. Ricardo Maravi Segura
Secondary Contact
Mr. Hector Ramos

Address Jr. De la Union 264 Oficina 300
Cercado de Lima
Lima, Lima

Phone (511) 4285036
Calling/Fax Instructions

Our Focus

Primary Initiatives, Target Populations, and Scope of Work:

Implementation of improved stoves in households in the highland communities.
Care for children who are malnourished and anemic.
Contribute to the decline in infant mortality.
Contribute to improving maternal and child health.
Contribute to environmental sustainability.

Fuels/Technologies: Coal
Sectors of Experience: Rural Development
Countries of Operation: Peru

Our Experience And Interest In The Four PCIA Central Focus Areas

Social/Cultural barriers to using traditional fuels and stoves:

As a first barrier we found high levels of semi-literate and illiterate population. Another barrier difficult to overcome has been the ancient use of the traditional three-stone cooking. We have addressed these barriers and others with a constant awareness, monitoring and evaluation of our actions.

Market development for improved cooking technologies:

Incentivize manufacturing of improved stoves in various regions, giving direct access to the population. Introducing the population to the benefits from the use of improved stoves on their health and the environment.

Technology standardization for cooking, heating and ventilation:

For the production of improved stoves we use refractory material for elbows and pottery, and iron for the chimney.

Indoor air pollution exposure and health monitoring:

The monitoring is done permanently through area development officers, district supervisors and regional coordinators.

Relevant Publications or Studies

None noted

Our Contribution to the Partnership

With five years experience in the implementation of improved stoves and other activities that promote sustainable social development, the Instituto Trabajo y Familia is committed to continue spreading its mission to all communities in extreme poverty.