Awamaki

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

Capacity Building: Spinning Skills

Capacity Building: Spinning Skills
Most of the artisans we work with live in rural communities and have practiced their craft from a very young age as part of daily life. They are highly capable of producing quality work but often lack the outlets necessary to generate income from their labor. Awamaki aims to build upon the existing base of skills by further developing the business practices and strategic knowledge necessary to maneuver in an increasingly globalized world. We aim to not only empower our artisans financially, but to also help them build self-confidence and pride in what they do. As a result, we hope that they will not see their position as artisans as a dead end or lack of options, but rather as a viable source of income that is respected internationally. (view small | med | large | orig)

Volunteer Ruth reading to Jose

Volunteer Ruth reading to Jose
Photo from Progress Report 'Patient Empowerment II' (view small | med | large | orig)

Alex and volunteer Natasha in the sun

Alex and volunteer Natasha in the sun
Photo from Progress Report 'Patient Empowerment II' (view small | med | large | orig)

Florentina Finishing Lab Garment

Florentina Finishing Lab Garment
Photo from Progress Report 'Production and Program Evolution' (view small | med | large | orig)

Seamstresses Working On Production

Seamstresses Working On Production
Photo from Progress Report 'Production and Program Evolution' (view small | med | large | orig)

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