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Mary Kennedy Leavens, Miguel Galdo, Laura Bennett, Yovanna Candela, Mercedes Durand, Krissa Henderson, Anne Marie Toccket, Rob Morlino, Alexander Wankel, Mieka Briejer
Mary Kennedy Leavens, Laura Bennett, Anne Marie Toccket, Ladd Leavens, Vicki Weeks, Tom Weeks, Kristin Clark, Laura Chesnut, Kramer Gillin, Jessica Younker
Awamaki collaborates with rural Andean communities to create economic opportunities and improve social well-being.
The Women's Cooperatives Program organizes women's cooperatives, provides workshops in skills development, and facilitates access to market so the women can earn an higher income and lift themselves and their families out of poverty. Our weaving cooperative works with traditional women weavers from remote impoverished indigenous communities; our knitting cooperative, sewing cooperative and Spanish teachers' cooperatives are made up of women who are disaster survivors, single moms and the rural poor. The Sustainable Tourism program works to allow women, families and the rural poor access to the economic opportunities that tourism affords so they may earn a higher income and participate in the modern economy through community cultural visits, weaving education tourism, homestays and artisan workshops. The Education program offers opportunities for personal development and skills advancement to cooperative members and local tourism workers, such as English and computer classes taught by volunteers. The Volunteer program brings international volunteers to help run and fuel all the above programs.