Market access for isolated Andean communities

by Awamaki
Aug 24, 2010

Project fully funded! Awamaki now owns a 4x4 truck

Awamaki staff in the new truck!
Awamaki staff in the new truck!

Dear Project Backers,

I am writing to inform you of the happy news that with your help this project is now fully-funded. With surplus funds from Awamaki's previous listed project ( see Secure an Income for Rural Quechua Weavers) and a grant from our U.S. partner organization Awamaki U.S., Awamaki has bought a 4x4 Toyota truck.

Awamaki having its own means of transport will save the weaving project upwards of $30 a week in vehicle hire, one of our largest project expenses. Moreover, having our own transport will afford us more flexibility and independence, allowing Awamaki to travel back and forth between the communities we work in without being restricted by the infrequency of public transport or relative lack of suitable vehicles available for hire.

Most importantly, a 4x4 will allow Awamaki to expand its weaving project to more remote, isolated communities only accessible by rough roads that are not easily navigable in regular vehicles. Awamaki has already begun working with a group of 10 weavers in one such community - Kelkanca, situated at over 13,000ft in the Patacancha Valley.

We would like to extend our thanks for your support in helping to fund this project.

Thank you!!!

The AwaTeam.



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Location: Ollantaytambo, Cusco - Peru
Website: http:/​/​​
Project Leader:
Emma Hague
Ollantaytambo, Cusco Peru

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