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Emergency Relief for Q’eros

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.

2020-06-19T05:13:27+00:00June 19th, 2020|Featured , Fundraising|

Q’eros in the Coronavirus Era

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.

2020-04-15T10:51:43+00:00April 15th, 2020|Featured , Fundraising|

Realizing the Dream!

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.

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

Reflections on Cultural Change and Perseverance

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.

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

The Mountains Keep Calling Me Back

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.

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

Return to the Mountains

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.

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

Breathe Easy – Building Stoves for Q’eros

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

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

It’s remarkable Santos survived.

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

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