During this amazing experience, I will be volunteering in a very small village of approximately 60 people in the Andes Mountains outside of Cusco. This project provides an income source for small communities and promotes cross cultural understanding.
I will help with a variety of activities in the following fields:
Agriculture (as an agriculturally based community the most common crops are potatoes and quinoa)
Construction (help mixing and forming adobe bricks and constructing adobe homes and buildings within the community)
Textiles (learn about traditional weaving skills and natural dyes by working with the women who create traditional textile products to sell at local markets)
School (teaching and caring for young children at the local primary school)
I am so excited for this opportunity to take part in such an amazing cultural experience.