Empowering the local community through Textiles

by Action Change (Formerly GVI Trust)
Empowering the local community through Textiles

Project Report | Aug 26, 2019
Keeping Textiles Alive

By Karol Hermoza | Program Manager

Dear Supporters,


As a first time for the Cusco GVI hub, two volunteers organized the first ever fundraising event for our Peru Textiles project with the GVI Trust. The event consisted of the participation of all volunteers in the dance and parade of our local partner Centro Bartolomé de las Casas (CBC) on Sunday, June 23, which took place in the streets of Cusco and the Plaza de Armas. Volunteers joined the rehearsals for a week and presented themselves with CBC staff. 


After a week of fundraising, we reached a total of 245 pounds, which will go directly to helping build the textile centre of Acopia. At this point, we are requesting the funds to GVI Trust and making the coordination to bring these funds to this community and work along GVI to complete the building. 


We have continued working along the CTTC communities helping them through our enrichment activities: we have had weaving lessons at Patabamba community, in which we contributed with 15 volunteers taking a 3-hour lesson, each one with a personal teacher from the community. We also visited the Acopia community where volunteers got to see how to dye wool in an artisan way, some volunteers also contributed making mud bricks (adobes) with their own feet, an ancestral form of doing it. 


We could not think about helping these weaver’s communities without the support of all our donors, thank you so much for your great support and we hope to continue bringing funds to improve these people’s lives.


With Gratitude,


Peru Textiles

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Action Change (Formerly GVI Trust)

Location: London - United Kingdom
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Project Leader:
Carly Kruyer
London , London United Kingdom

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