Bhudare - Mónica Rivas - Perú


Mónica Rivas / Budhare - Urubamba, Perú

We support Monica Rivas (originally from Venezuela) establishing her business successfully. She cooks and sells arepas, a typical Venezuelan corn dish. Budhare was founded when some of Monica’s friends and cousins tried her arepas during the lockdown in Peru and insisted that she should start a business selling them. She has now already been doing this for 8 months!

These arepas are prepared with regional corn and with organic vegetables from the sacred valley of the incas. Monica wants to pass on the culinary tradition of her Venezuelan forefathers in her new home Peru and offer her healthy, nutritious and delicious dishes. At the same time, it is her wish to establish a good economic basis for a happy and free life.


The economic situation in Peru and the fact that state measures are leading to a smaller demand of food sold on the markets have lead her to ask if the Earth Dinner movement would support her. Another two women are employed in the business Budhare. Right now, there isn’t much of an economic benefit for Monica because some major investments have been made in order to reach different markets in different villages. With our support we want to contribute to a good start for the Budhare. We wish that it will be a successful business and that these three women will have a good income! At the same time, by supporting Bhudare, we support the production of organic and regional product and the consumption of healthy food in Peru!