South America is a region of spectacular contrasts with rich culture, sandy beaches, lush rainforests, snow-capped mountains and vibrant cities. From the ancient Incan ruins of the Andes and the palm-fringed beaches of Brazil, to the blue-white glaciers of Patagonia, South America is one of the most intriguing and beautiful regions on earth.
Despite all its natural riches, the reality is that a vast portion of South America's population lives below the poverty line. Major issues affecting South American countries include the inability to afford education past the primary level, limited access to healthcare, and large populations of children who live and work on the streets. There is also a need for more environmental and wildlife conservation programs, as well as initiatives that provide effective tools to help communities lift themselves out of poverty.
In response to these issues, Planeterra has partnered with communities across South America to support local efforts and help break the cycle of poverty.