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Occaralla Annex

Occaralla is an annex belonging to Sañayca District, located in the region of Apurimac (Peru), located approximately 4,300 meters.

It consists of 39 families of 4 or 5 members on average, which are scattered throughout its territory within 4km.


Villagers of the population of Occaralla

Maps of Occaralla


The houses of the Annex to Occaralla are characterized by stone walls and thatched roof. Households are made up of a main room used as a bedroom and kitchen, and a second room used as storage for their products. Used as fuel for cooking dung (cattle dung) and taya (typical bush); practice that impairs the health of families due to smoke inhalation.


Typical homes of Occaralla


Kitchen of one of the homes


Posta have a health care with interrupted due to the shortage of health workers in the area. Nearby, the Education Center that houses 25 children in courses at the primary level, a situation that limits access to education, as in the best families choose to send their children to the district to continue highschool . They have three communal homes for meetings and work of the government.


Nurse visit to the Health Post


Occaralla public buildings, health centers, school and community homes

Occaralla roads

The difficult access to the community is one of the major development challenges for families, to reach the community takes three hours by car through a trail in poor condition, why maybe interventions in the community they are null.


Entrance to Occaralla


Access road to Occaralla

Inhabitants of Occaralla

On the other hand, the lack of power makes Occaralla the Annex to limit their hours of activity, in addition to preventing any communication technology, making families use candles for lighting their homes.


Inhabitants of one of the homes

Economy of Occaralla

The main activity of the community Occaralla is livestock, families handle on average 100 animals including llamas and alpacas, which are mainly used for the production of "jerky", salted and sun-dried meat, a process that is used for conservation availability allowing meat to feed them for months, in addition to making cheese from milk from their animals, which are intended for home consumption. Some families make the sale of beef jerky or their animals once every 3 months on average in the provincial capital.


Llamas and alpacas grazing on freedom


Sheepfolds to shelter herds of llamas and alpacas


Using renewables and sustainable sources and the know how of experts such as


Alumbra A Future Project


Provide electricity and lighting installations or populations of developing countries. The action is centered on the community Occaralla in the district of Sañayca Aymaraes province of Apurimac region (Peru). They are families with many gaps and do not actually have any services in their homes and living quarters of a room or two in stone and are at 4300 meters.

Technical details

The size and characteristics of the installation depend on the resources available and the needs of the target population.
The anger Project customized to the needs of this, containing at least LED lights, a renewable energy source, and a bacterium, not exclude a refrigerator or other equipment that may be relevant.


The funds will be raised through donations of money, materials / equipment and crowfunding, with a minimum guaranteed by Socedi Projects SL, who agrees to cover materials, transportation and accommodation during installation.


It began on August 1, 2015 to proceed with the installation in December 2015. The latter date may be changed depending on needs of the parties involved.


#Socedi Projects SL

Fernando Perez Lopez | Miguel Perez Palacios

#Students of the Polytechnic University of Madrid

Mario Espinosa Mateo

#Teachers at the Polytechnic University of Madrid

Juan Carlos Mosquera Feijoo

#Caritas Abancay (Peru)