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Nilda Apasa is Determined to Finish High School

December 19th, 2019|0 Comments

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.

Realizing the Dream!

November 8th, 2019|0 Comments

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.

Reflections on Cultural Change and Perseverance

September 13th, 2019|0 Comments

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.

The Mountains Keep Calling Me Back

July 30th, 2019|0 Comments

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.

Return to the Mountains

May 21st, 2019|0 Comments

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.

Breathe Easy – Building Stoves for Q’eros

April 10th, 2019|0 Comments

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

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