Life is harsh for the Q’ero people, who subsist on potatoes and other tubers they grow in the highlands. Alpacas, llamas, and sheep provide wool for weaving clothing and utilitarian items. Only a few villages have access to potable water, electricity, or schools. With no options to earn wages, cash is very limited for essentials like salt, cooking oil, and other necessities. Heart Walk Foundation partners with Q’ero communities to address these challenges.