OPERAZIONE MATO GROSSO
Montura supports the activities of Operazione Mato Grosso in Peru. The education and social project was founded in Val Formazza in 1967 by Salesian priest Ugo de Censi, and through the building of the 'Claudio e Bruno’ mountain refuge, it has led in time to the establishment of an international bond of solidarity between Italy and South America. Operazione Mato Grosso (OMG) is active on several fronts, in particular in the Andes, where it has built up a network of guest houses and founded a local organisation of mountain guides.
I rifugi OMG
OMG guest houses are genuine mountain refuges, and can be found both in Italy and in Peru, staffed by Operazione Mato Grosso volunteers. Besides being run by volunteers, many of these refuges were also built by the young people who, by undertaking tasks that are often exhausting and menial, have rediscovered the values of a simpler, truer life, something perhaps that we are all seeking when we head into the mountains. The volunteers who ascend each year to work in the guest houses do so without payment, to help the poor. Not with words, but concretely: all the money earned goes to sustain the Operazione Mato Grosso missions in Peru, Ecuador, Brazil and Bolivia. www.rifugi-omg.org
Don Bosco 6000 Mountain guides
Mountain guide agencies trained by the Operazione Mato Grosso Andes mountain school in Peru. www.donboscoexpedition.com
ANDE Trail is a project founded by a group of people who are passionate about trail running, and its aim is to organise sports events to raise funds for the most vulnerable sections of the population in Peru’s Cordillera Blanca. The idea was conceived by several people who, after a mountaineering expedition to the Andes, were fascinated by the situation in this region. ANDE Trail is a non-profit operation. All funds raised are donated to Operazione Mato Grosso, an organisation which has been present in South America for many years and is involved in the implementation of schemes geared to sustainable cultural and economic growth. The sports event was held for the first time in August 2015. Money raised by the first edition of the race were used to build 5 nursery schools in the slums of Chimbote. www.andetrail.org
Montura Editing promotes the "Ande Trail" project by supporting the production and distribution of the film "Running fot the essential".
Film: Running fot the essential (2016, Ita - Eng - Spa)