With a 4x4 truck, Awamaki will be able to reach more isolated, impoverished communities of Quechua women weavers and provide them with access to a sustainable income through our fair trade initiative.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
Because of their isolation, many communities in the Sacred Valley are unable to profit from the region's vibrant textile market. Often they only have contact with buyers who undercut the price of their textiles, or they are simply forced to abandon the craft for other economic activities. With a truck, Awamaki can overcome its current transportation barrier to reach these communities, thereby providing more women weavers with a steady income while conserving their ancient weaving tradition.
How will this project solve this problem?
Currently Awamaki lacks a method of transport for reaching distant highland communities. A 4x4 truck will allow us to regularly visit these communities so that we may build the relationships needed to implement our model for economic sustainability.
Potential Long Term Impact
From their textiles sales, women weavers in these communities will earn a stable income that they can use for education, health and other expenses. Profits generated in our fair trade store will be reinvested in the communities as the women see fit.
Total Funding Received to Date: $175
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $175 . The original project funding goal was $12,000.