Since 2015, Solidari’terre has been committed alongside the association La Croix du Sud to support the Wichi community in the village of Las Lomitas.
In Las Lomitas, this Amerindian community is heavily affected by Chagas disease, which infects thousands of people every year. Sometimes fatal, Chagas disease is transmitted by bugs that infest the walls of their traditional houses, made of straw and clay. Unfortunately, there is still no vaccine to cure or prevent the spread of this disease.
To help the Wichi community protect itself against this disease, our team of 15 students from emlyon business school will go this summer to build 3 brick houses, thus guaranteeing a healthy environment for the inhabitants of Las Lomitas.
Support building a healthy environment in the village of Las Lomitas