Q’ero ponchos are handsome in every form. The traditional Unku is the under poncho that is hand stitched under the arms and fits closer to the body and can be worn over a long-sleeved shirt as a handsome combination. The everyday poncho is woven in natural colors, usually grey or tan. Ceremonial ponchos are brightly colored and feature yarn tassels all around. Ponchos will endure for generations to tell the story of the Andes.
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.