Awamaki

Awamaki collaborates with the greater Ollantaytambo community to create economic opportunities and improve social well-being.
Capacity-building for rural women artisans in Peru
by Awamaki
 
The Awamaki Women's Cooperative Program provides business incubation and training to six rural women's cooperatives of weavers, knitters, spinners and seamstresses. We train artisans in product development, design, quality control, business administration and leadership. We aim to graduate the cooperatives as independent small businesses capable of export-quality production. This ensures sustainable, long-term impact for the women as they connect to global markets and earn a higher income. project reportread updates from the field
Empowering Women Through Design in Rural Peru
by Awamaki
 
Awamaki works with over 100 rural women artisans, partnering them with international volunteer designers and our in-house team to produce unique, fashionable products. This collaboration helps the artisans to expand on their craft, teaching them advanced design principles and technical craft skills. With their improved products, artisans gain increased access to global markets, and a secure income to support their families and communities. project reportread updates from the field
Send Martha and Mercedes to visit the U.S.
by Awamaki
 
Two of our Quechua staff members, Martha and Mercedes, have been invited to present about working with artisan cooperatives at a textile symposium in October in the U.S.. Martha is an artisan whom we hired from one of our cooperatives to help manage product quality, and Mercedes has managed women's groups for years. Help us invest in their leadership and empower them to share their impactful work. project reportread updates from the field
Teach to Teach: Training Women to Teach Spanish
by Awamaki
 
Awamaki's Teach-to-Teach program organized and trained a cooperative of young women to be Spanish teachers. Though tourism is a powerful economic force in the Sacred Valley, rural women lack access to the opportunities that it brings. As Spanish teachers, these women are able to participate in the tourist economy and earn an income to support their families. This project supports the cooperative by funding ongoing teacher training and helping market the school to increase the number of students. project reportread updates from the field
Daycare for Kids of Working Mothers in Rural Peru
by Awamaki
 
Yachay Wasi is building a daycare center in Ollantaytambo, Peru that will provide quality early education for children while also giving their mothers more opportunities to work outside of the home. project reportread updates from the field
Cultivating Quechua Girls' Leadership in Peru
by Awamaki
 
This program will teach vital leadership and practical life skills to indigenous school-aged girls in the high Andes. Quechua girls face great barriers to education and eventually, economic success. Rural communities suffer when women aren't equipped to lead. This project builds empowered girls into community leaders, and equips them with the personal skills to create their own success. project reportread updates from the field
Market access for isolated Andean communities
by Awamaki
 
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. project reportread updates from the field
Secure an income for rural Quechua women weavers
by Awamaki
 
Awamaki works with impoverished women weavers. Attending the Santa Fe Int'l Folk Art Market will enable Awamaki to secure an international market for their textiles and support more rural communities. project reportread updates from the field
Disability Aid in Rural Peru
by Awamaki
 
Awamaki Health works within Ollantaytambo, Peru and the surrounding rural, mountainous communities. There are multiple aspects to our health program, however our disabilities campaign focuses on disabled individuals in this region to support them in their area of greatest need - whether providing them with a medical apparatus, corrective surgery or greater access to education. project reportread updates from the field
Rural Health Access and Education
by Awamaki
 
Villagers often live 4-8 hours from the nearest government health clinic, can't afford clinical services, or the clinics are under equipped to serve them. This project consists of a mobile medical unit that visits rural indigenous communities to provide medicines and health information, and a system of female health promoters, or promotoras, who are trained in first aid, CPR, and public health information. project reportread updates from the field
 
   

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