One of the finest Q’ero weavers, Nanci Apaza Chura of Quico Q’eros.
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.
The Qero cut the hair of alpaca, sheep and llama to sell for cash income and to weave mesa cloths, belts, blankets, bags, and ponchos. They also knit hats and braid ropes with fiber from their herds....