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.