With your help, we delivered supplies for a traditional Chocolatada Navideña celebration to the villages of the Hapu and Quico over the holidays, as well as a 3rd distribution of non-perishable food staples to sustain each family for the coming months. We wanted to share with you how such a simple contribution has made such a huge impact on their spirits.
The Chocolatada Navideña is a Peruvian holiday celebration where children are served delicious hot chocolate and traditional sweet bread.
Kids huddle in the schoolyard to keep warm and enjoy holiday treats.
In these difficult times, it’s essential to honor beloved traditions and to celebrate as a community. The Q’ero people have suffered many hardships this past year that weigh heavy on their hearts and minds. Uniting in celebration with holiday hot chocolate and sweet bread brought warmth and smiles to the faces of the Q’ero children and elders alike.
We distributed wool leggings to the women and girls to keep them warm under their traditional skirts. Most of all, they are warmed by your outreach and the knowledge that so many friends from afar remember them and care for their wellbeing.
Traditional Q’ero prayer ceremonies flow into the late hours of the night.