Your Generosity at Work 7.2

Read about Xeina and her experience at McDaniel college, our donor spotlight for Amanda VandenBosch, the latest Peru tour, Quechua Benefit’s partnership with ONEHOPE, the screening of Vicuña Salvation in Graz, Austria, and other upcoming events.


Join us as we celebrate the graduating class of 2022! Our students faced so many challenges during the COVID pandemic. With their determination, hard work and your support, they are ready for the next step of their education journey!

Pictured above, in their red Casa Chapi uniforms, is our proud graduating class of 13 students. They will graduate Casa Chapi this month and move to our Arequipa campus to begin secondary school in March 2023.

From our Arequipa campus, we want to celebrate the following students on their upcoming graduation from Paola Frasinetti Secondary School this year.

We also heard from our Casa Chapi alumni who are currently at University.


Age: 16 years old. He has been at Casa Chapi since he started 1st grade in 2013.

Hobbies: Reading about current famous people and painting portraits and landscapes.

Favorite school subject: Language, literature, and history.

Career aspiration: Lawyer to defend poor people.


Age: 17 years old. He has been at Casa Chapi since he started 2nd grade in 2013.

Hobbies: Drawing, painting, and playing football (soccer).

Favorite school subject: Math

Career aspiration: Technical career


Age: 17 years old. He has been at Casa Chapi since he started 5th grade in 2016.

Hobbies: Playing guitar and fixing cell phones.

Favorite school subject: Physics and math

Career aspiration: Systems Engineer


Age: 18 years old. He has been at Casa Chapi since he started 4th grade in 2014.

Hobbies: Sports

Favorite school subject: Math

Career aspiration: Aviation Pilot


Age: 17 years old. She has been at Casa Chapi since she started 3rd grade in 2015.

Hobbies: Dancing

Favorite school subject: Language and literature.

Career aspiration: Psychologist (desire to help children and poor families).

Current University Students / Casa Chapi Alumni

Jairol entered National University of Saint Augustine (UNSA) in Arequipa City this year. He is studying Geological Engineering.

Maria Fernanda is studying Business Administration at SENATI, a technical institute in Arequipa City.

Ronald has been studying Business Administration at SENATI since 2021.

Vidal will be studying to be a chef this year at Institute.

Isaac is studying at SENATI and should finish in 2023.

We thank our donors for the opportunity to make higher education possible for these students, and others like them. For those who have not donated and are interested, please click the button below.

Don’t forget! Our students are in need of encouragement as they transition into different grades, change schools, and graduate. Read all the details here.

Congratulations to the Casa Chapi class of 2022! Read about our Vicuña Salvation premiere in Picotani and Arequipa. Celebrate our ribbon cutting of the first phase of our Picotani Water Project, read our donor spotlight, how the Holiday Bazaar went, and results of End of Year Giving!


Your support makes Casa Chapi possible. Find out how to become part of the family and pledge your support for Casa Chapi here.

This year, Quechua Benefit had a booth at the Holiday Gift Bazaar hosted by the Ladies of Laurel Social Club. We sold all sorts of alpaca products from yarn to felted soap to stickers. All the proceeds went to helping our Quechuan farming families in Peru. Thank you to all of you that attended. We appreciate you!

If you took photos and post on social media, please tag us @QuechuaBenefit. Thanks!

Pictured here: our booth at the bazaar right after set up. Our biggest sellers were our felted soaps, stuffed alpacas, and artisan gloves.

Pictured here: The upper floor of the bazaar with most of the vendors and guests in the frame.

All the vendors and guests at the bazaar (on the upper floor). There were also vendors downstairs.
One of two live performances during the bazaar.

Quechua Benefit celebrates GivingTuesday by helping our students and their families. Join us and millions around the world by participating in the global generosity movement on November 29, 2022

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and their world.

GivingTuesday will kick off the generosity season this year by inspiring people to give back on November 29, 2022, and throughout the year.

Those who are interested in joining Quechua Benefit’s GivingTuesday initiative can DONATE HERE. Learn more about the GivingTuesday movement here.

Our goal is to raise $50,000 this year. Help us get there!

Corporate Matching

Did you know your company may have a corporate matching program? Quechua Benefit may be on it, if not, recommend us! Contact your company’s HR department to learn more about company matching programs. We would like to take a moment to thank our current corporate matching partners: Intel, Nike, Guidewire, United Health Group, State Farm, BD, R.W. Baird, TQL, and Velosio.

About Quechua Benefit

Quechua Benefit’s mission is to empower the Quechua people in the highlands of Peru through educational programs, medical care, efficient farming practices, and social justice programs. Our three pillars are education, economic empowerment, and preventative medicine.

Share Your Story
Head over to social media (or email us) and share why you support Quechua Benefit. With your permission, we’d like to share these stories as a way to connect supporters and strengthen our community. Be sure to tag us on socials, @QuechuaBenefit and use the hashtags, #GivingTuesday and #WhyIGive!

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