Graciela is an elder in the Q’ero Nation. She has lived through years without adequate food, severe snowstorms that killed their alpacas and llamas, and the death of several of her children. Her village of Yanaruma lies in the highest habitable region of the Andes above 15,000 feet (over 4500m). Her community tries had to keep cultural traditions while seeking education for their children for their eventual employment.
Graciela Gerillo Apaza
Apr 30, 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...