Putis, Ayacucho—Paradero Esperanza is an agricultural development program that EPAF has launched in areas affected by the internal armed conflict. Thanks to this program, Putis, a community deeply impacted by the violence, has been able to develop their native potato crops for commercialization. Community members are currently creating a seed bank to develop high quality seeds for future production. Through the program, Putis will harvest its first crop of native potatoes in May of this year. Undoubtedly, it will represent a victory in the community’s continuing efforts to overcome the socioeconomic legacy of the conflict. In 1983, the Peruvian army committed one of the largest massacres from the armed conflict in Putis, killing nearly the entire population. In 2008, EPAF recovered 92 human remains from a mass grave where the victims were buried in an effort to conceal the crime. In 2009, EPAF returned the remains of the victims to the remaining family members so that they could bury their loved ones with dignity. In 2010, EPAF began the Paradero Esperanza program, which has now begun to bear fruit . . . 4,000 meters above sea level! For more photos, visit our blog: Desparecidos…¿Hasta Cuándo?