Alpacas are fundamental to Q’ero life! For centuries the mountain people have depended on alpaca hair to spin into yarns for weaving their clothing, blankets, bags, and ropes necessary for survival. The women also weave exquisite textiles for use in spiritual ceremonies and to sell as a principle source of family income. Over its lifetime, each female alpaca can give birth to 5 or more baby alpacas, or crias, which can be sold to supplement the family income.
Heart Walk Foundation has made a significant commitment to partnering with Q’ero villages to create sustainable improvements in alpaca farming. We have funded the construction of enough alpaca shelters to date to protect over 500 alpacas from severe winter weather.
Our recent successes saving many Q’ero alpacas has ignited our passion to reach an important goal — to fund the purchase of 40 high quality breeding alpacas to improve the breeding line of the Q’ero herds. This project will provide a means for each village to raise baby alpacas to sell for income to benefit the entire village.
Please help this important goal with your tax-deductible donation.
In addition to tax-deductible donations we collect, all proceeds from the sale of alpaca goods and hand woven textiles to fund our projects, including this one.