Creation date: 2007
Sector of activity: Agriculture, livestock, forestry and fishing · Food and drinks
Social issue: Diversity (people in state of exclusion, minorities and people with disabilities)
In the Andean highlands, 3,800 meters above sea level, between Bolivia and Peru, lies Lake Titicaca, the headquarters of the social enterprise Vive Titicaca. Among the schools of fish that swim in the immensity of this lake are the trout that are born and grow to be sold to end consumers. The workers are fundamentally people from the communities in the highlands of the Andes who are at risk of exclusion.
The trout farming fully respects the environment and is only uses the abundant natural water resources of the lake: pure cold water that provides the optimal and exceptional conditions for breeding trout.
The history of the company Vive Titicaca goes back to 2007. Its main goal has always been to help improve the quality of life of vulnerable people in the communities of the Andean highlands of Peru. Ángel Vera is its General Manager. He shows his pride when he talks about this social project: "Our workers form part of the chain of production and it makes them feel like entrepreneurs who can then pass on this feeling to the next generation."