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Peru: I Love Produce supports school with ginger sales

I Love Produce, a pioneer in importation of Organic Ginger from Peru, has initiated a program to donate money from the sales of Peruvian Organic Ginger in the United States market with proceeds going to a local Peruvian secondary school in the rainforest region where the ginger is produced.

The idea came to Jim Provost, President of I Love Produce, on a recent trip to survey Peru’s ginger production base. “Ginger produced in Peru is unlike anything I have ever seen in my career,” said Provost. Ginger is grown in one of the most remote places on earth, the Amazon region of the Peruvian jungle. It took me 12 hours to reach this place by bus from Peru’s capital, Lima. In addition to being impressed by the ginger industry, I was also so impressed by the warm and hardworking people of the region. It was then I decided that our company needed to give something back that would make a difference to the local people.”

Working with their ginger supplier, Rainforest Organic, a local school was identified that would benefit from the support. The institution is called the "ANTONIO RAYMONDI" secondary school, in the Province of Chanchamayo that has approximately 160 students of Asháninka origin. Asháninkas are the second largest indigenous group living in the rainforests of Peru with a culture that dates back to the time of the Incas.

The money from this project will support the school library, computer room and other facilities, said Mr. Guillermo Medina, owner of Rainforest Ginger. “For the children this project is a dream come true”.

“The good people at Rainforest Organic show a good deal of love and care for the products they produce.” said Provost. “In addition to providing a fair price to them for the ginger that they produce for us, this program shows our love for them and what they do for us.”

For more information:
Jim Provost,
I Love Produce
Tel: 610-869-4664

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