Ricardina Apaza Gerillo is an experienced weaver and elder in the Hapu Q’ero Nation. She wove this traditional style llikya with wide rows of sacred Chunchu dancers representing the return of the great Inka people. Ricardina lives in a small Q’ero village at 15,000 feet in elevation without roads, electricity or plumbing. Your purchase helps fund the school in her Nation built by Heart Walk Foundation
Ricardina Apaza Gerillo
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…
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!...