Twelfth annual trek to remote Q’ero villages
Representatives of Heart Walk Foundation trekked into remote villages of the high Andes Mountains in September to deliver donations to isolated Q’ero communities and to discuss project plans for the coming year in each village. We recorded narratives and stories of the elders for a cultural preservation project.
Also launched was a three-year project requested by every village to construct sturdy stone barns to shelter alpacas from brutal winter cold, reducing casualties from the severe winters.
We return with exquisite textiles sold through TribalStore.org and private sales to raise funds for projects in food security, education, and cultural preservation for the Q’ero people.