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19 06, 2020

Emergency Relief for Q’eros

2021-05-25T04:54:52+00:00June 19th, 2020|Fundraising|

Last week Heart Walk Foundation donated 13,000 pounds of emergency food to 200 Q’ero households who had been isolated in their remote Andean villages for almost three months under Peru’s strict quarantine due to SARS-Cov-2.

15 04, 2020

Q’eros in the Coronavirus Era

2022-11-28T16:32:15+00:00April 15th, 2020|Fundraising|

Some of our supporters are wondering how the Q’ero people are faring in this pandemic. This is what we know at this time: as of today, there are 2561 persons in Peru known to be infected with CoVid-19.

17 03, 2020

Q’ero Textiles are Cultural Narratives

2021-01-20T09:27:21+00:00March 17th, 2020|Fundraising|

Q'ero textiles are rooted in pre-Inka weaving traditions that use imagery as a form of visual language. When we look at a Q’ero weaving, we are viewing a narrative about the role of humans in the universe and the meaning of life.

19 12, 2019

Nilda Apasa is Determined to Finish High School

2020-10-21T04:41:19+00:00December 19th, 2019|Fundraising|

Nilda Apasa lives with many obstacles. A few years after Nilda's father died, her mother moved away from the Q'ero region to live with her new husband. Nilda has been living alone in Hapu Q'ero village for several years. She is 14 years old.

8 11, 2019

Realizing the Dream!

2020-06-19T05:18:34+00:00November 8th, 2019|Fundraising|

We are asking for your help to complete all schools in Hapu Q’eros. First, we need to construct the final classroom of the high school. We must complete the fifth and final classroom before the end of 2020, when the Peruvian Ministry of Education will then assume full responsibility for educating the previously forgotten Q’ero youth -- permanently.

13 09, 2019

Reflections on Cultural Change and Perseverance

2020-04-15T08:52:44+00:00September 13th, 2019|Fundraising|

Throughout sixteen years working in Q’ero communities, we continually reflect on the future of the beautiful Q’ero culture. Will Q’ero culture and wisdom be eroded by the encroachment of cell phones, roads, employment, public education, and migration to cities? There are reasons to have hope that the deeper gifts of Q’ero culture and spirituality will persevere in spite of rapid changes.

30 07, 2019

The Mountains Keep Calling Me Back

2020-03-17T13:27:05+00:00July 30th, 2019|Fundraising|

The mountains called me back to Q'eros, and once again my heart prepared to trek the well-worn path of service in the remote Q’ero regions of Peru. The love I’ve developed for this challenging service-based travel is grounded in the excitement I feel while watching the Q’ero children explore educational experiences for the first time.

21 05, 2019

Return to the Mountains

2019-11-08T12:41:27+00:00May 21st, 2019|Fundraising|

Today the 2019 HWF expedition team entered the remote Q’ero territories. For the next 10 days the small team will meet with Q'ero village elders, discuss joint projects, and provide training and services in three remote villages in the Andes Mountains of Peru.HWF board member Stacy Christensen (with hat) leads the expedition again this year, with a focus on service to Q’ero children and their families.

10 04, 2019

Breathe Easy – Building Stoves for Q’eros

2019-11-08T12:41:04+00:00April 10th, 2019|Fundraising|

There are many efficient stoves on the world market. All are expensive. None address the unique situation of the Q’ero people. John Whitaker (Ivins, UT) of Whitaker Studio was inspired to develop a low-cost, easy-to-transport, fuel-efficient stove that can be assembled in the Q’ero villages with no tools. We call it the

18 03, 2019

It’s remarkable Santos survived.

2019-09-13T11:47:59+00:00March 18th, 2019|Fundraising|

Twenty years ago Santos crushed the bone in his thumb when he fell onto a rock. The injury became a festering wound, the bone was infected, yet he never received medical treatment. Though Santos suffered constant pain in the hand, he continued to cultivate potatoes to keep his family fed. He still manages to