Water scarcity in the highlands of Peru is the main cause of rural poverty. It generates recurrent drought similar to Northeast of Brasil or the desertification of the Sahara. This condition, coupled with the ravages of climate change, subdues the peasants of this lands to subsistence farming and with low efficiency.
To address this situation, most public policies have focused their efforts to build irrigation canals fed by stocks such as lakes or rivers. This management model is inefficient, because it assumes the pre-existence of large volumes of accumulated water. In the past few years that capacity has diminished because riverbeds and lagoons have also done so. Faced with the reality of having less water to pass through channels and also have poor infrastructure, people in the upper basin of the river Lurin looked up: the more quantity of water is in heaven. With this premise, people assumed that the solution was to harvest the rainwater. Planting it. Watering it efficiently.