Francesca Gerillo Apaza is a young weaver living in the tiny village of Yanaruma at the highest habitable elevations in the Andes Mountains of Peru. Teen girls learn to weave scarves before tackling the immense complexities of mestanas.
Martina Samata Quispe hand spun and dyed the alpaca yarns to weave a lovely and timeless bag. She wove the bag outdoors in her small village of Yanaruma lying over 15,000 ft (4500 m) at the highest habitable elevation in the Andes Mountains.
Manuela Apaza Gerillo created this sweet coca bag outdoors in her small village of Yanaruma lying over 15,000 ft. (4500 m.) at the highest habitable elevation in the Andes Mountains. A photo of Manuela holding a similar coca bag is included with your purchase. Your...
Our generous donors are funding the first high school in the ethnic Hapu Q’ero region of Peru. Children will no longer have to leave their families to attend secondary school. This new high school at 12,000 feet elevation in the Andes will bring relief to many families struggling to help their children get a basic education.