A Return to the Clouds: 16th trek approaching!

September brings the end of summer and return to school for many families in North America. For Heart Walk Foundation, this September marks the 15th board visit since our initial visit to the traditional Q’ero villages in Peru in 2004. This year we will spend 9 days...
Heart Walk Foundation team visits Q’eros

Heart Walk Foundation team visits Q’eros

A festival atmosphere prevailed during Heart Walk Foundation’s recent annual trek to Q’ero villages in Peru. The team consisted of Heart Walk board members Stacy Christensen, Penelope Eicher, and Tim Eicher, as well as field coordinator Bertha Victoria Ramirez Rozas....
Weaving as Language: Q’ero Storytelling

Weaving as Language: Q’ero Storytelling

The exquisite handwoven Q’ero textiles offered on the Heart Walk Foundation Tribal Store are more than beautiful art. The rich and complex Q’ero textile tradition conveys much about ancient Andean culture and its mystical cosmovision. Learning to “read” this chief...
Building a high school in the clouds

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...

Preserving Culture and Enriching Education

Heart Walk Foundation is also committed to helping preserve unique Q’ero culture in danger of being lost to time. The Q’ero people are excited to continue recording their cultural narratives on film. For the last three years, board member Stacy Christensen has led a...