AMERICA/PERU - Qali Warma: breakfast and lunch for pupils in the poorest area of the Apurimac

Thursday, 20 April 2017


Abancay (Agenzia Fides) - There are altogether 1,334 public school institutions that belong to the extreme poverty areas of the Peruvian region of the Apurímac which receive food from the Qali Warma National School of Food Supply, where 38,218 pre-school primary school children are offered breakfast and lunch. According to a note sent to Fides by the head of the social program of the Apurímac Territorial Unit, this figure represents 69% of the total public school structures assisted by Qali Warma in the region.
22 kinds of products are distributed, including local foods such as quinoa, wheat, bean flour, barley, corn and wheat, quinoa and kiwis. Milk, oats, soups, soups, dried sheep meat, dehydrated eggs, fish preserves, minced meat, turkey, chicken, rice and sugar. Currently, Qali Warma supplies food to public schools in the Apurimac every day of the school year. (AP) (Agenzia Fides, 20/4/2017)