The Andean Pastoralists of Peru are often women of immense talent with little prospect of lifting themselves and their children from the heartbreaking poverty of everyday life at 15,000 feet above sea level. These women are keepers of the ancient art forms – spinning, knitting, and weaving.
When you support Casa Chapi, you enable children to rise above their tragic beginnings and realize their full potential. Meet a few students who are succeeding and will be able to achieve their dreams.
As the world recognizes the importance of women with International Women’s Day, we thank you for your help in building a new generation of women in Peru. Casa Chapi is pleased to open a second house in Yanahuara for girls to continue their education and achieve their dreams.
After enjoying their summer break, Casa Chapi students are ready to go back to school. Your generosity will help them get off to a great start!
The alpaca industry lies at the core of any effort to break the cycle of poverty in the highlands of Peru. With your help, we can change the future for these women and children through our economic empowerment and preventative medicine programs.
Peru Country Director, Alejandro Tejeda, is changing the future for children at Casa Chapi by teaching them life skills in their new greenhouse and beyond.
Dale Cantwell has been a valuable member of Quechua Benefit’s team for years. Now, as Executive Director, he is providing leadership to take us into the future.
Happy Valentine’s Day from Peru! You can share the love for Quechua Benefit’s programs in Peru when you shop at Alpacas.com this Valentine’s Day.
In this quarter’s issue, discover how donors and volunteers make it possible for students to experience trips of a lifetime.
Quechua Benefit sponsored the first ever Women’s International Shearing Contest in Arequipa, Peru. Check out the article featured in the latest issue of Camelid Connections.