History of the Pachamama Raymi methodology

The methodology was designed in the late 1980s in Peru for the Rural Development Program PRODERM, which was financed by the Dutch Cooperation and the European Commission. The architect and promoter of the methodology was Willem van Immerzeel, who later used the methodology in Bolivia, Guatemala and Chili. He improved the methodology, adapting it to the specific conditions of each project and their cultural, ecological and institutional realities.

People often ask us about the roots and the history of Pachamama Raymi. Below we provide an overview of Pachamama Raymi´s journey, with documentation and illustrations.

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