You will find below some videos that show the work conducted by Ciudad Saludable:
Program: 7mo Día
Media: Channel 2
Duration: 10:00 min
Subject: Solid waste management
It describes the activity of recyclers and the participation of local population in solid waste management and the payment of a fee for house waste collection service.
Duration: 6:55 min
Subject: Solid waste management in the City of Huaraz
It describes the cooperation between the Mayor of Carhuaz and Ciudad Saludable to dedicate time for recycling and organizing solid waste in the city.
Albina Ruiz, Executive Director of Ciudad Saludable, explains how they have raised awareness among the population and have achieved to reduce the amount of waste thrown to the river. A children awareness program has also started in schools.
Duration: 7:42 min
Subject: Solid waste management
Program: Haciendo Peru
This video emphasizes that poverty does not mean filthy and therefore the mountain can be clean without spending a lot of money.
Ciudad Saludable together with other associations proposed a group of young people to use their motorcycles to collect waste from houses for an affordable weekly fee of S/. 1.00 (about USD $0.33).
Neighbors who use this service are delighted because streets are a lot cleaner.
The video also explains that cleaner streets mean fewer diseases.
Duration: 8:39 min
Subject: Social businesses
This video shows Albina Ruiz, Executive Director of Ciudad Saludable, representing us in Oregon. At the beginning of the video, Robert Redford indicates that benefits are not only economic and explains the concept of social businesses which are capable of changing society.
The video also describes the situation in the City of Pucallpa and the City of Carhuaz comparing two projects with different development levels. The City of Pucallpa starts from a terrible situation in which people not only live in the midst of waste but make a living from waste while the City of Carhuaz has a project that was well implemented from the beginning.
Albina believes that Peruvians living in terrible conditions should realize that only they can change their situation.
Duration: 4:17 min
Subject: Environmental Awareness
This video describes the work of environmental awareness conducted by young volunteers and the personnel of a micro-business doing selective collection in the District of Comas.
There are similar programs on many cities in Peru which raise social and environmental awareness among the population and promote creativity for the exploitation of available resources.
Thanks to this program, people that used to live in the middle of waste now have jobs. Income obtained from the sale of trash and solid waste go directly to recyclers.
Duration: 7:32 min
Subject: Using swine excrement to create gas
Program: Domingo al Día
This program explains how Ciudad Saludable introduced the use of a biodigestor with a cost of S/. 1400 (about USD $ 467) among low-income families in order to generate gas using swine excrement. This gas is used for cooking and warming piglets in the farms. The biodigestor also generates a liquid called biol that is better than common fertilizer.
Duration: 0:38 min
Subject: Inter-institutional support agreement
Albina Ruiz, Executive Director of Ciudad Saludable, signed an agreement with IADB that provides a million dollars to recyclers. This project is aimed at improving the economic capacity of recyclers.
Duration: 10:25 min
Subject: Using excrement to create gas
Inhabitants in Swine Park of Ventanilla explain how they use swine excrement to produce electric power and gas that can be used for cooking and generating heat. Instead of polluting the environment burning the excrement, they use it to avoid buying propane gas.
Albina Ruiz explains that Spanish associations helped them built three biodigestors that generate gas. The video also explains that the biodigestor does not imply any risks of explosion or inflammation. Biol used as fertilizer allows planting in places where it is usually impossible.
Duration: 3:45 min
Subject: Promotion of the recyclers law
Program: Global Noticias
Recyclers request the Municipality to allow them become formal in order to avoid disorder and have access to materials that could be recycled in a healthy way. Recyclers also want to be acknowledged as formal workers who have right to integral health insurance, access to credits from banks, etc. Recyclers request the creation of the Recycler Day.
Duration: 4:45 min
Subject: Waste Management
People in San Jose have learned that what used to be waste can be money and a sustainable resource. This video shows how a cargo tricycle collects all kind of waste during the day.
Albina Ruiz, Executive Director of Ciudad Saludable, explains the benefits of waste segregation for recycling: job creation, better hygiene, improvement of the environment, generation of income, etc.