Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program
Cristian Andrade / Peru

Province: Cusco
City/Town: Anta
Age: 22

Class of 2014-2017

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Cristian is from the rural town of Anta, in the Cusco province of Peru.

Cristian comes to EARTH with a wealth of experience in agriculture, especially in the cultivation of common crops in his native region as well as indigenous species grown in the mountains of Peru.

One of his dreams is to be able to rekindle the idea that farming is a dignified job and should be valued like any other skilled profession. “In my community, people no longer have the same desire to work outside like they did in the past. My grandparents, for example, worked the land with so much love, pride and tradition, but that has been lost in the last few generations.”