September brings the end of summer and return to school for many families in North America. For Heart Walk Foundation, this September marks the 15th board visit since our initial visit to the traditional Q’ero villages in Peru in 2004.

This year we will spend 9 days trekking to visit four villages. We will sit in council with our Q’ero partners in each location to discuss the challenges and progress of the projects funded by our donors. Each native community or allyu will submit proposals to continue our shared efforts to improve food security, protect alpacas from severe winters, improve health, and provide education for children.

Heart Walk Foundation board members sit in a traditional council meeting with Q’ero partners.