Education
 Peru
Project #10087

Casa Mosqoy: Build Housing for Peruvian Students

by Mosqoy: Sacred Valley Youth Fund

Summary

This project aims to purchase land and construct Casa Mosqoy, a student-housing dormitory for youth participants of the Mosqoy program. Mosqoy supports marginalized youth from rural regions of the Andean mountains of Peru to study at post-secondary educational institutions in the city of Cusco. Here, they will pursue the career of their dreams.
$155
total raised
5
donors
0
monthly donors
4
years active

Challenge

Mosqoy students travel from their rural homes to the city of Cusco to pursue their education. This trip can take up to nine hours, of which four hours is often on-foot. It is not possible for students to make regular trips to and from their educational facilities; therefore, providing housing is essential for students, especially as they lack the means to pay for it themselves. Additionally, students moving to Cusco face a myriad of cultural challenges as they adapt to an urban lifestyle.

Solution

By increasing our capacity to provide safe and supportive housing, we will be able to accept more youth into the program for years to come. Casa Mosqoy will be more than a house; it will also offer a space to facilitate volunteer reciprocity for our students through mentorship, language workshops, and cultural exchanges. Construction will be a community endeavor and all members of the region will come together to build Casa Mosqoy, including our 27 alumni, 41 students, and their families.

Long-Term Impact

Mosqoy currently rents housing for students, which is unsustainable in the long-term. With Casa Mosqoy, we will not have to direct efforts towards making monthly rent payments, and instead can work on tangible and necessary long-term goals. Casa Mosqoy will be made environmentally sustainable, equipped with solar panels and a rooftop garden where medicinal and edible plants will be grown. Our students' families will be able to visit and ensure that students maintain their cultural continuity.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​www.mosqoy.org/​index.html
Mosqoy: Sacred Valley Youth Fund

Organization Information

Mosqoy: Sacred Valley Youth Fund

Location: Victoria, BC - Canada
Website: http:/​/​www.mosqoy.org/​index.html
Project Leader:
Ashli Akins
Executive Director
Victoria, BC Canada

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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