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.
Francesca Gerillo Apaza
May 4, 2018
Building a High School in the Clouds
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.
Did You Know…
Andean textiles are a form of a symbolic language that tells the story of the people's interdependence with the universe. The fields of color, lines, symbols, and the arrangement of all components combine like a visual poem to tell the stor...