Karolayne Vásquez studied Environmental Engineering at the Universidad Científica del Sur (South Scientific University) and is a specialist in Health, Occupational Safety and the Environment at Universidad Agraria La Molina (La Molina Agrarian University). During her childhood, she lived in the Peruvian jungle where she began her love of nature. She is an environmental activist and a woman committed to climate. She is currently the creator of the Atik Pacha project.
The main objective of the Atik Pacha project is the transformation and reutilization of agro-industrial waste such as “honey water” (coffee wastewater) and pig-meat purine, to generate value-added and commercial products. Based on the above, the aim is to reduce the environmental impact of wastewater pollution, to generate a high-quality and competitive biol and biofuels on the market, generating income for farmers and improving the quality of life for women using biogas in artisanal kitchens.
MOTIVATION FOR AND COMMITMENT TO CREATING A BETTER AND MORE SUSTAINABLE PLANET
The phrase “where there is a problem, you will always find opportunities” has a meaning for Karolayne’s project, as Peru faces an excessive generation of agro-industrial waste, of which 80% are disposed to bodies of water without any kind of treatment, negatively impacting the health of citizens and the environment. Understanding the challenge, “Atik Pacha” was created, which is characterized as a sustainable and viable project, as it aims to improve the quality of life of women. The project is affordable and contributes to reducing the environmental impact of agro-industrial waste.