Today was the first day of the SAP social sabbatical in Peru. We are 12 energetic young (and not so young) individuals from SAP offices spanning timezones UTC+8 (Philipines) to UTC-8 (Vancouver) that will be spending the next 4 weeks in Peru.

InkaMoss, Crea+, Prisma, EDUCA and the SAP team

We are split into 4 teams of 3 each supporting one client. A client is typically an NGO, but could also be a social enterprise.

Together with Michael Roemer and Ma Roselle Junio I ended up on the Inkamoss team.

Inkamoss produces moss for cultivation of orchids and has been in business since 2010.

Roughly 45% of the revenue of Inkamoss ends up in the communities of the Andes that provide the raw material for the production. And of this amount app. 15% is dedicated to community projects.

So how can 3 persons from SAP help a client such as Inkamoss? And in only 4 weeks?

This question has been on my mind for quite a while.

However, after a 3 hour session with Marco - the founder of Inkamoss,

Roselle, JuanJo, Marco and Michael

We now understand the logistics and the challenges of operating in the Andes a bit better.

But still a bit of work to be done… Stay tuned.

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