Thank you, Ruth Mogrovejo of Latin Collection, for teaching the Casa Chapi girls in Arequipa to knit and create adorable stuffed alpacas!
The Latest On: Love + Charity
Dr. Jim Anderson, long-time Quechua Benefit friend and volunteer, recently made a 25th Anniversary gift in honor of his mom. She modeled generosity throughout her life.
25 years ago, Don Julio Barreda asked the question that began Quechua Benefit: “Is there anything the alpaca breeders in the US could do for the people of my community?” See what your generosity has done in this issue.
In 2012 Xeina arrived at Casa Chapi. Since then she has traveled with the Matsiko Choir and became our first exchange student to the USA. See what she has accomplished in her Cascades Academy Master Project.
With your help, Women’s and Children’s Community Centers can open in the Sister Antonia Kitchens in Ichupampa and Yanque. The Centers will be managed by local women and offer a variety of services.
Quechua Benefit’s Peru Staff, led by Alejandro Tejeda, has worked hard throughout the pandemic to meet the needs of your Casa Chapi kids, their families, and communities.
In Ichupampa and Yanque, Sister Antonia’s love lives on Community Kitchens. With your help, the dream of new Women’s and Children’s Community Centers above the existing kitchens will become a reality.
Sister Antonia’s legacy lives on through your generous donations that make are making two Sister Antonia Community Kitchens possible.
Mike Safley’s friendship with world-renowned alpaca breeder Don Julio Barreda sparked the founding of Quechua Benefit. This year we celebrate 25 years of serving Don Julio’s people.
Now you can purchase the same masks we are distributing in Peru! Participate in the Buy 1 – Save 3 Mask Campaign and provide 3 masks in Peru for every mask you purchase.