Awamaki

Awamaki collaborates with rural Andean communities to create economic opportunities and improve social well-being.
Jun 11, 2013

Support Awamaki's Spanish teachers this Wednesday!

Teachers from Awamaki's Spanish Teacher Cooperative have been working hard, leading Spanish lessons for all of Awamaki's new volunteers and a good number of the tourists who pass through Ollantaytambo. Pictured above is Eunhae and Ruth. Eunhae, from South Korea and currently studying at Bryn Mawr College is one of Awamaki's newest volunteers in the Community Education program, and Ruth is her Spanish teacher. Eunhae and Ruth have been hitting the road in Peru lately, exploring the Sacred Valley and speaking Spanish as they go!

Like Ruth, all of Awamaki’s Spanish teachers are dedicated and passionate about teaching Spanish, and have been able to make their classes fun and unique because of all the support their project has received from donors like you! The more captivating the classes, the more people are interested in taking them, which leads to increased economic opportunities for the women.

Are you interested in continuing to support Awamaki's "Teach to Teach: Training Women to Teach Spanish" project? Donate this Wednesday, June 12th and take advantage of Global Giving's Donor Matching Day! All donations made on June 12th will be matched by Global Giving by 30%, but only until matching funds run out... so make sure to make your donation early in the morning!

And if we have the highest number of unique donors on Wednesday, we have the chance to win a $1,000 bonus from Global Giving, so even the smallest donations can make a huge difference to Spanish teachers like Ruth!

Thank you for your continued support. The wonderful work at Awamaki would not be possible without the generous donations from supporters like you! Keep track of our donation succes this Wednesday with us as we post updates to Facebook.

Jun 11, 2013

Support Awamaki's cooperatives this Wednesday!

Awamaki's knitting cooperative is still hard at work acquiring new financial skills through our financial workshops. By learning these skills, the women of the cooperative can continue to take management of the group into their own hands, leading to sustained leadership and ownership of the cooperative. Awamaki strives to put power in the hands of the women in our cooperatives, and by facilitating skill-building workshops such as our current financial workshops, the organization can increasingly empower the women with life long skills and ownership of the cooperative.

Interested in continuing to support Awamaki's "Capacity Building for Rural Women Artisans in Peru" project? Donate this Wednesday, June 12th and take advantage of GlobalGiving’s Donor Matching Day! All donations made on June 12th will be matched by GlobalGiving by 30%, but only until matching funds run out... so make sure to make your donation early in the morning!

And if we have the highest number of unique donors on Wedneday, we have the chance to win a $1,000 bonus from GlobalGiving, so even the smallest donations can make a huge difference to our cooperatives!

Awamaki would love to send women from our cooperatives to Puno for a fieldtrip to learn about how other weaving associations in Peru operate, and what skills they are using to advance their own economic opportunities.  Many of the women of our cooperatives have never left the Ollantaytambo area, and would benefit greatly from the opportunity to travel outside of their towns and see how women in other areas of Peru are working.

That being said, this Wednesday we are setting a goal of $2,700 to be raised for this project, with the hope that we can send a group of women to Puno for a capacity building fieldtrip in the near future! 

Thank you for your continued support.  The wonderful work at Awamaki would not be possible without the generous donations from supporters like you! Keep track of our donation success this Wednesday with us as we post updates to Facebook.

Jun 11, 2013

Support Awamaki's women this Wednesday!

Awamaki's "Empowering Women Through Design in Rural Peru" project has been making great progress, and our cooperatives have been taking advantage of some valuable trainings recently.  This last week, Awamaki was able to help support Daniel Soncco's trip to Patacancha, where he led two natural dye workshops to the women of Awamaki's weaving cooperative. Daniel, from Parombamba, has worked with Awamaki for several years now, and he is our weaving and dying expert due to his extensive self-taught knowledge of local plants and natural dyes. By supporting Daniel's trip to Patacancha, he is able to spread his wealth of knowledge to other cooperatives that Awamaki's works with, giving the women advanced skills and increased economic opportunities.

Interested in continuing to support Awamaki's "Empowering Women Through Design in Rural Peru" project? Donate this Wednesday, June 12th and take advantage of Global Giving's Donor Matching Day! All donations made on June 12th will be matched by Global Giving by 40%, but only until matching funds run out... so make sure to make your donation early in the morning!  

And if we have the highest number of unique donors on Wednesday, we have the chance to win a $1,000 bonus from Global Giving, so even the smallest donations can make a huge difference to our weaving cooperative in Patacancha!

Thank you for your continued support.  The wonderful work at Awamaki would not be possible without the generous donations from supporters like you! Keep track of our donation success this Wednesday with us as we post updates to Facebook.

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