Awamaki

Awamaki collaborates with the greater Ollantaytambo community to create economic opportunities and improve social well-being.

Awamaki
Pillcohuasi s/n
Ollantaytambo, Cusco
Peru
+51 084 204149
http://www.awamaki.org/

Programs Director

Jesse Zimmerman

Management Team

Mary Kennedy Leavens, Jesse Zimmerman, Anne Marie Toccket, Yovanna Candela, Mercedes Durand, Ivy Thompson, Grace Schmitz, Vivian Smith, Giulia Debernardini, Callie Weldon, Silvia Pacheco, Martha Zuniga

Board of Directors

Mary Kennedy Leavens, Anne Marie Toccket, Ladd Leavens, Vicki Weeks, Tom Weeks, Kristin Clark, Laura Chesnut, Kramer Gillin, Jessica Younker

Project Leaders

Emma Hague
Mary Kennedy Leavens
Annie Millican
Grace Schmitz

Mission

Awamaki collaborates with the greater Ollantaytambo community to create economic opportunities and improve social well-being.

Programs

Awamaki runs three programs: Women's Artisanal Cooperatives, Sustainable Tourism, and Community Education. Our Volunteer Program brings in international volunteers to support these programs, and the organization as a whole. Awamaki's Women's Artisanal Cooperatives Program provides skills education to women's cooperatives in product design, product quality, and business leadership. Then, the program connects them to local and global fair trade market access for their crafts, which include woven textiles, knitwear, handspun alpaca yarns, and sewn garments and accessories. Awamaki's Sustainable Tourism program trains rural women to host community visits and homestays, sell their artisanal products directly, teach Spanish and Quechua classes and offer weaving demonstrations and artisanal workshops. Then, the program connects the women to market access in the local tourism economy. The Community Education program offers opportunities for personal development and skills advancement to participants in the Women's Cooperatives and Sustainable Tourism programs as well as local community members through English instruction, computer classes, and capacity-building workshops.

Statistics on Awamaki

Financial Statistics

  • Annual Budget for 2014: $300,000
  • Maximum Annual Budget: $300,000
  • Other funding sources: Awamaki receives funding primarily from income earned through social enterprise programs, including fair trade craft sales and sustainable tourism, as well as through foundation grants and individual donations.
  • Religious Affiliation: none

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