Wilmer Vicente Cruz LaMadrid /CHOICE Peru Director
Wilmer is a nurse with eight years of professional experience in the small-scale agriculture model in Peru. He holds a master’s degree in Education, with a specialization in Research and a BA degree in nursing from the Private University of Piura. In his free time, he teaches Education for Health and Health Research at Alas Peruanas University. He is a member of the LDS church and is passionate about changing people’s habits through educating families, schools, and the community to improve their lives. He and his wife, Karen Ramirez Pena are the proud parents of one daughter. Wilmer directs the Field operation, coordinates health and nutrition, and is responsible for evaluation in human nutrition and the development of plans for health promotion. He is qualified in nutrition, dietetics and food security and has also worked at the main hospital Cayetano Heredia. He has experience working in NGOs in social support as regional manager and served as Head of Health and Nutrition for Feed the World.
“CHOICE Humanitarian Perú develops its activities with the philosophy that ‘to be human is to be treated with dignity, to be valued for what you are and the unique contribution that you bring with you.’ We stand firm in this conviction while working in the Andean Plateau, El Faique, and La Arena, bringing to our communities the constant support necessary to achieve their economic and human development. CHOICE highlights the value of women in all aspects of the process of economic and community development. It is because of this that all our projects from this year on will have a focus on gender. Not only are we making sure that our rural women have a leading role, but also, we are making sure that we are offering deals, conditions, and opportunities that are equal for all. We want to express our profound commitment to the communities of the region, the beauty of their culture, and the good of their people. At the same time, we want to demonstrate the signs of work accomplished with our collaborators, without whom it would be difficult to continue forward. We offer a thousand thanks to them. We are strong and keep pressing forward in our fight against extreme poverty! It is our wish to continue working with strong hands, working to reduce the social gaps that bring us inequality and extreme poverty.”
Karla Carrasco Flores / Administration and Accounting
Adan Sosa / Health and Education Facilitator
Adán Sosa Mejía, lives in Piura and has a degree in nursing from Alas Peruanas University. He spent many years working in different hospitals in rural communities where he realized the need for rural healthcare.
He has a passion for helping others so he is a volunteer for his church’s charity gorup. He was inspired by the use of their profession to help populations in extreme poverty so he became involved in community development. He works on health and nutrition projects including projects to help combat anemia and child malnutrition, family and community health, adult literacy, etc. He enjoys being involved in projects that are transforming communities in extreme poverty and improving the health of those most in need.
Jose Abel Gomez Panta / Agronomist