Where we work in Latin America

Our Regional Office for Latin America has its headquarters in Lima, Peru, and since 2007 has a coordination office in Cochabamba, Bolivia.


We have worked in Peru since 1985 with various vulnerable populations, helping them improve their quality of life through the development of appropriate technologies.

We develop projects in coastal, mountain and jungle regions, and now we work in the regions of Áncash, Ica, Cajamarca, Junín, Apurímac, Huancavelica, Lambayeque, Cusco and San Martín, in close coordination with local organisations, municipalities, NGOs and educational institutions. We have offices in Cajamarca, San Martin, and Cusco.

An important objective in all areas has been to increase the sustainability of the work by linking programme and project strategies to local and regional government policies. This has resulted in numerous working agreements with regional governments, provincial municipalities and other local organisations.


An overview of Practical Action (Soluciones Prácticas) in Peru, including links to programmes and projects, field offices and contact details.

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Av. Arequipa 4499, Miraflores, Lima, Perú
Teléfonos: (511) 441 2950; 441 3035, 441 3235; Fax: (511) 441 3416



We currently have two projects to develop capabilities for disaster response of local leaders and schools in Cochabamba, and a renewable energy project to provide electricity to the Amaguaya community in La Paz. We have previously carried out training projects and technical assistance in food processing and local economic development and municipal associations.


An overview of Practical Action's work in Bolivia, with links to project information.

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Calle Presbítero Medina N°2922,
Sopocachi, La Paz, Bolivia

Teléfono: (591) 221-19345


Practical Action has carried out a national capability study into the development and implementation of rural electrification and renewable energy projects. The study examined national capacity to produce, install, operate and maintain small, isolated rural electricity units.

Under the binational cooperation treaty signed as part of the 1998 peace agreement between Peru and Ecuador, Practical Action has carried out a development study of the border region for the British Council.

Latin America

Our work has spread to other countries in the continent, having developed assessments and studies to implement projects and spread our vision in the region. Through our consulting arm, Practical Action Consulting, we have implemented research and projects in Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia, Chile, Brazil, Honduras, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Dominican Republic and México.

Practical Action is a key member of Latin American networks relating to its main programmes in Energy, Disasters and Agroprocessing. It carries out consultancies to other organisations across the continent.

Regional office

Soluciones Prácticas
Av. Arequipa 4499,

Teléfonos: (511) 441 2950; 441 3035, 441 3235

Fax: (511) 441 3416


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