Lucia Gerillo Samata of Yanaruma village in the Hapu Q’eros nation
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.
Buying textiles provides income for Q’ero families. We purchase directly from each weaver and agree on a price. Since 2004 the quality of textiles has improved as the weavers have responded to our feedback about the qualities we look for....