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.
Martina Samata Quispe
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…
Q'ero women create textiles on small portable looms they roll up and carry across the steep mountains while herding llamas, alpacas and sheep. They can weave anywhere!...