Azpitia – Demonstration Community for the Whole Nation
Azpitia Project –The Human Development Project in Azpitia was the first ICA project of self-development in Peru.
National Prize – Azpitia gained national recognition in 1984 by winning the “Bronze Shovel” award as the most accomplished community in Peru.
Many Advances – Real accomplishments are visible today in agricultural technology, effective organization, appropriate tourism and a strong local economy.
Self-Development – This model community of self-development was built entirely by the people of Azpitia without outside financial aid.
Replicable Method – The method of development used was the formation of committed leaders who then facilitated the formation of the working economic and social associations which built the community.-development was built entirely by the people of Azpitia without outside financial aid.
ICA-Perú now has a residential Training Center in Azpitia to use the demonstration power of this community for the formation of leaders from communities nationwide.
This process of self-sufficient development is applicable in all of the communities of Peru.