Practical Action Latin America

Practical Action's first office in a developing country was opened in Peru in 1985. Its main aim was to start a micro hydro project in Cusco. From 1990 onwards the office grew rapidly. 

Practical Action's work in Latin America is based on a rich tradition of experience in the theoretical and practical development of appropriate technology. This type of technology is based on concrete needs and takes into account, and is in harmony with, social, cultural, institutional and environmental characteristics of local populations.

Read more about our history on our Spanish-language site:

Latin America historic programmes

An overview of Practical Action's historical programme work in Latin America.

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Latin America annual reports archive

Archive of past annual reports from Practical Action's Latin America office, covering our work in Peru and Bolivia.

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20 Anos en el Peru

In 2005 Practical Action Latin America (Soluciones Prácticas) celebrated its 20th anniversary. A special publication looks back over our work in the region, past and present. (Spanish)

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