martes, 21 de mayo de 2019

How is the textile industry in Piura?

PIURA CITY, Peru – It seems to grow at a regional level but it could not be well-ranked at a national level. That could be in brief the actual condition of textile industry in Piura, an activity that could represent 28% of the grossdomestic product (GDP) of the region, but which occupies the fourth place nationwide under Lima, La Libertad, and Lambayeque, as the Industrial Confectioners Association of Piura (Adecip, as in Spanish)’s president Martín Purizaca has recognized so.


One of the causes, according to the official, is the textile is better organized in those territories, so the association looks for empowering skills through a seminar that has been scheduled for May 22nd and a fair for 24th and 25th, when they are going to learn new confection techniques until applying automation in the process.


Adecip was created on September 14th, 2012. Currently, it has 60 members and 200 formal production workshops. Until today, it has participated in different national and international fairs – it also has received technical assistance from the Peruvian government and funding from the European Union.


The photos on this post were provided by Adecip.

¿Cómo está la industria textil en Piura?

CIUDAD DE PIURA – Parece crecer a nivel departamental, pero no estaría bien posicionada a nivel nacional. Así podría resumirse el estado actual de la industria textil en Piura, una actividad que representaría el 28% del producto interno bruto (PIB) del departamento, pero ocupa el cuarto lugar en el entorno peruano debajo de Lima, La Libertad y Lambayeque, según ha reconocido el presidente de la Asociación de Confeccionistas Industriales de Piura (Adecip), Martín Purizaca.


Una de las causas, según el dirigente, es que la textilería está mejor organizada en esos territorios, por lo que su asociación busca fortalecer capacidades mediante un seminario que se ha programado para el 22 de mayo y una feria para el 24 y el 25, en el que se aprenderán nuevas técnicas de confección hasta aplicar la automatización en el proceso.


La Adecip fue creada el 14 de setiembre de 2012. Actualmente cuenta con 60 miembros y 200 talleres formales de producción. A la fecha, ha participado en diversas ferias nacionales e internacionales; además, ha recibido asistencia técnica del gobierno peruano y financiamiento de la Unión Europea.


Las fotos de esta entrada fueron proporcionadas por Adecip.

domingo, 19 de mayo de 2019

El chef de la escuela 093

LAS LOMAS, Piura - Es la hora de preparar almuerzos para 30 escolares en la Institución Educativa 093, y el “Tío Miguel”, como cariñosamente lo llaman, se alista para cocinar unos deliciosos spaghetti a la huancaína acompañados de unas crocantes croquetas de conserva de caballa, (Scomber japonicus peruanus)como parte del servicio alimentario que brinda Midis Qali Warma.


Miguel Ignacio Seminario Pasiche  tiene 50 años de edad  y 37 años en la cocina como él orgullosamente cuenta. “El oficio de la cocina lo aprendí de mi padre, Segundo, a los 13 años de edad, y como no tenían para mandarme a estudiar, yo compraba libros de cocina y así aprendí a preparar diversos platos”.


 Desde el inicio del año escolar 2019, don Miguel fue propuesto por la comunidad educativa del Caserío El Viviano Centro para que cocine los desayunos y almuerzos, y aunque no tiene hijos, siente mucho afecto por los niños y niñas. “Lo hago por ellos”, afirma. A las 6 de la mañana inicia su jornada con la preparación de los desayunos, para que antes del inicio de las horas de clase los pequeños tomen un alimento nutritivo que les permita estar atentos. .


 La directora del plantel destacó la labor de don Miguel quien promueve la aceptación de los productos variando las recetas y con el apoyo de las madres de familia, quienes complementan con insumos, haciendo que los potajes sean más deliciosos. “Ellos se comen todo, y a veces hasta quieren repetir”, comenta.


“Para que niños y niñas se coman todo “hay que ponerle harto amor y paciencia a la comida, además de ser creativos”, reflexiona. Por su vasta experiencia el tío Miguel ha logrado conquistar el paladar de los más pequeños. “Lo que más les gusta es el ají de pollo o de pescado, pero también las menestras y las croquetas, ya sean de conserva de hígado de pollo, carne de res, carne de chancho, a las que se les agrega verduras y hortalizas”, menciona. También prepara el chaufa de higadito, saltadito de pollo y tortilla con verduras, entre otros, y no duda en preparar otros potajes con los nuevos productos del programa.


Las fotos de esta entrada fueron proporcionadas por MIDIS.


The 093 School's Cheff

LAS LOMAS, Peru – It is the time to make lunch for 30 students at the 093 School, and Tío Miguel (Uncle Miguel), as he is lovely named, gets ready to cook tasty spaghetti a-la-huancaína and crispy Pacific chub makerel (Scomber japonicas peruanus) croquettes as part of the food services offered by MIDS-Qali Warma.


Miguel Ignacio Seminario Pasiche is 50 years old, and 37 years in the kitchen, as he proudly tells. “I learned the cooker job from my father, Segundo, when I was 13 years old, and as my parents had no money to bring me for studying, I bought kitchen booksand I learned to make different dishes so.”


Since the beginning of 2019 class, Miguel was proposed by the educational community of El Viviano Centro Village for he to cook breakfast and lunch, and although he has no kids, he feels a lot of affection for the boys and the girls. “I do it for them,” he affirms. At six o’clock in the morning, he starts his journey by making the breakfast for the children to have a nutritive food before the classes time begins for they can pay much attention.


The school’s principal highlighted Miguel’s job, who promotes the acceptance of the products by diversifying the recipes and with the support of family mothers, who complement with groceries, making the dishes to be more delicious. “They eat everything and sometimes they want to come over again,” he comments.



“For boys and girls to eat everything, there is much love and patience to put into the food, as well as being creative,he meditates. Because of his large experience, Tío Miguel has got to conquer the littlest’s taste. “What they like so much is the spicy fish or chicken but beans and croquettes too, no matter if they are made of canned fish or chicken liver, beef meat, pork meat, those are added vegetables,” he mentions. He also makes liver chaufa (fried rice and egg), chicken sautéed, and vegetables omelet among others, and he does not doubt to make other dishes with the programme’s new products.


The photos on this post were provided by MIDIS.


viernes, 10 de mayo de 2019

Call for swimming against the cancer

PIURA CITY, Peru - Breast, cervix, prostate, skin, stomach, lung. The prevalence of cancer cases seems to grow as the economy grows, or at least that is what public health specialists state, based on the improvement of incomes is not providing a better life quality but promoting a bigger alcohol, tobacco, and synthetic treatments consumption, also sedentary and overweight.


The improvement of the lifestyle could prevent many of these conditions but any folk says not to have time for adopting it. That is why the Berenson Swimming Academy and the Peruvian League For Fighting The Cancer have joined to launch a cause that consists in promoting the physical exercise as a healthy lifestyle and using it to fundraise against the cancer.


The Let’s Swim Against The Cancer initiative  consists in raising 5 soles or 1.5 dollars per every 100 meters or 109 yards to swim. Berenson Academy clarified it is not about a competition but to call professional, amateur swimmers, as well as the people who  don’t use to do this sport, to act by a solidarian style with the cancer patients.


“What cares is to participate,” the academy’s director Walter Berenson affirmed. He added that the idea also looks for educating the community about this disease and the need to donate funds for its fight. It will be done on Saturday, May 25th, 2019, between 14:00 to 19:00, in the academy facility located on B-3 Antonio Raimondi St., San Eduardo Urbanization, in the northern part of the city.


Who participate will receive a diploma and a campaign-commemorative t-shirt.


About neoplasias in Piura, the women seem to be the main victims. The breast cancer is one of what most terrain seems to gain. In 2013, the Health Ministry’s National Center for Epidemiologics, Diseases Control And Prevention calculated that Piura had 14 deaths for every 100 thousand habitants, putting it in second place across Peru, under Tumbes and above Lima. The specialists suggest the two best manners to prevent it is by having a healthy lifestyle and doing a periodical verification at home and with medical equipment as well.


The second type of cancer attacking the women is cervix’s. In 2018, it was reported until 1000 cases.


But it is not the only affected population group. In 2017, it was also reported  that in Piura until 200 child cancer consults were haven, about which the region also leads the cases chart nationwide. It is known too that here are reported until 60 skin cancer cases per year due to the exposition to the strong solar radiation without any kind of protection.


The authorities have insisted to avoid the solar radiation between 10:00 and 17:00, and if necessary, using sunscreen or wearing a wide hat, plus avoiding outdoor public activities just that times, especially at schools.


If you like to participate  in Let’s Swim Against The Cancer, more information will be provided at (51)(73)305873 and (51)969099090, or by writing at berendsonatacion@hotmail.com

Convocan a nadar para prevenir el cáncer

CIUDAD DE PIURA – Mama, cuello uterino, próstata, piel, estómago, pulmón. La incidencia de casos de cáncer parece crecer conforme se crece económicamente, o al menos eso es lo que dicen especialistas en salud pública, basados en que la mejora de los ingresos no está proporcionando mejor calidad de vida sino que está fomentando un mayor consumo de alcohol, tabaco, tratamientos sintéticos además del sedentarismo y el sobrepeso.


La mejora del estilo de vida podría prevenir muchas de estas condiciones, pero la persona de a pie dice no tener tiempo para adoptarlos. Por eso, la Academia de Natación Berenson y la Liga Peruana de Lucha contra el Cáncer se han unido para lanzar una causa que consiste en fomentar el ejercicio físico como estilo de vida saludable y utilizarlo para recoger fondos contra el cáncer.


La iniciativa denominada Nademos contra el Cáncer consiste en recaudar 5 soles o 1,50 dólares por cada 100 metros  o 109 yardas nadadas. La Academia Berenson aclaró que no se trata de una competencia, sino de convocar a nadadores profesionales y aficionados, así como a gente que no suele practicar este deporte, para que actúen por sentido solidario con los y las pacientes de neoplasias.


“Lo importante es participar”, afirmó Wálter Berenson, director de la academia. Agregó que la idea también busca educar a la comunidad sobre esta enfermedad y la necesidad de donar fondos para su combate. Se realizará el sábado 25 de mayo de 2019 entre las 14:00 y las 19:00 en el local de la academia, ubicado en Jr. Antonio Raimondi Mza. B Lote 3, Urbanización San Eduardo.  Quienes participen y donen recibirán un diploma y una camiseta conmemorativa a la campaña.


En cuanto a las neoplasias en Piura, las mujeres parecen ser las principales víctimas. El cáncer de mama es uno de los que más terreno parece haber ganado. En 2013, el Centro Nacional de epidemiología, Prevención y Control de enfermedades del Ministerio de Salud calculó que el departamento tenía 14 muertes por cada 100 mil habitantes, colocándolo en segundo lugar en todo el Perú debajo de Tumbes y sobre Lima. Los especialistas sugieren que las dos mejores formas de prevenirlo es tener un estilo de vida saludable y realizarse una verificación periódica tanto en casa como mediante equipos médicos.


El segundo tipo de cáncer que ataca a las mujeres es el de cuello uterino. En 2018 se reportó hasta mil casos.


Pero no es el único grupo poblacional afectado. En 2017, también se reportó que en Piura se hicieron hasta 200 consultas de cáncer infantil, sobre el que el departamento también encabeza la tabla de casos a nivel peruano. Además, se sabe que anualmente aquí se reportan hasta 60 casos de cáncer a la piel debido a la exposición a la fuerte radiación solar sin ningún tipo de protección.


Las autoridades han insistido evitar la radiación solar entre las 10:00 y las 17:00, y en todo caso usar protectores solares y sombreros de ala ancha, además de evitar actividades públicas al aire libre justo a esas horas, especialmente en las escuelas.


Si deseas participar en Nademos Contra el Cáncer, se dará más información en los teléfonos (73) 305873 y 969099090, o escribiendo a: berendsonatacion@hotmail.com

viernes, 26 de abril de 2019

Poverty Caused By Natural Disasters Is Able To Prevent

LIMA CITY, Peru – Latin American countries are looking for strengthening their systems of social protection in case of natural disasters due to  they seem to turn more frequent and intense, what put the life of the people and the economy of every territory under risk. In consequence, they can slow down the advance in reduction of poverty.


The Latin American countries are mostly exposed to natural disasters, what motivated the Ministry of Development and Social Inclusion (MIDIS as in Spanish), the World Bank, and the United Nations’ World Food Programme (WFP) join to organize a forum for sharing practices and learned lessons  about  the adaptative mechanisms  of social protection that allow to innovate management tools which benefit the poorest and vulnerable population.


The officials and experts of 26 Latin American and Caribbean countries with the specialists from participant institutions focused on analyzing adaptative systems of social protection that have the purpose of minimizing the impacts of natural disasters in vulnerable targets. MIDIS’ Minister Paola Bustamante predicted  they are thinking about  a resilience strategy for non-poor people who can fall in poverty due to natural disasters. WFP’s top oficial Tania Goossens says there is already one and it is being applied on almost affected population.


“Only for instance, in 2017, in facts happened in Peru, Dominica, and Mexico, the impact of those disasters reached 100 casualties and  US$ 12 billion in losses,” World Bank’s Alberto Rodríguez said.


In the last 15 years, Latin America and the Caribbean  have reached remarkable advances in reducing poverty and increasing the medium class. However, before a climatic or geophysical shock, the transitory poverty can increase significantly because the homes use strategies to mitigate the impacts of the disaster such as the reduction of incomes or the sell of family and productive assets.


Natural Rage
In 2017, Maria Hurricane smashed Dominica causing damages and losses raising 226% of its gross domestic product (GDP)  (US$ 1.3 billion), leaving 27 casualties  and 60 missing people at least, damaging 90% of homes in the country. In the same year, Peru experienced one of the major disasters in the last 20 years – Coastal ElNiño. This phenomenom had very important social and economic effects – 114 died people, more than 200.000 damaged people, more than a million of affected people, and a 8-billion-dollar reconstruction cost, approximately.


In that period, Mexico also faced two tropical storms, three hurricanes, and two big-magnitude earthquakes in a 2-month lapse. Those events resulted in more than 470 casualties, affected more than 12 million people, and caused damages and losses for approximately US$ 2.5 billion. In Central America, the increase of hurricanes intensity can cause losses between 0.9% and 1.6% of GDP.


The region has a tradition in setting up non-deductible systems of social protection focused on the poor and vulnerable population. This represents an unique opportunity to use the programmes and systems of social protection as means to increase the resilience of poorest and most vulnerable homes, minimizing the impact of natural disasters and climate change this way.


The World Bank  and other international organisms are giving technical assistance to set up flexible systems of social protection in many Latin American and Caribbean countries. In the same way, since 2015, the WFP’s regional strategy targets to strengthen the national systems of social protection and to promote a social protection for being more reactive before disasters, productive and adaptative too, and sensitive to nutrition either.


The Peruvian Government, through the MIDIS, is working now to be one of the pioneers in adequatting its social protection systems by incorporating the disasters risk management in favor of the most vulnerable population in the country.


The photos on this post were provided by the MIDIS.