Stories written by Blanca Rosales

PERU: Microbusiness Helps Women Weather Crisis

Microenterprise is an escape valve for social tension at times of crisis, and microbusinesses do a better job of weathering the storm than bigger companies because they are used to overcoming difficulties – a positive effect that is further multiplied when it involves women.

Marco Zapata on the shrinking Pastoruri Glacier in the Blanca range in the Andes. Credit: Courtesy of Marco Zapata

PERU: Water Isn’t for Everyone

The melting of glaciers resulting from climate change and the lack of adequate water management policies seem to be the main causes behind the water shortages that are fuelling conflicts in Peru.

Marco Zapata on the shrinking Pastoruri Glacier in the Blanca range in the Andes. - Courtesy of Marco Zapata

In Peru, Water Isn't For Everyone

The frozen treasure of Peru's glaciers is melting away, leaving the population facing a dry future.