As of March 2020, we partner with 16 communities in the Ollantaytambo, Urubamba, and Huayrocondo districts of Peru’s Sacred Valley. These are vibrant indigenous communities, full of culture and tradition. They are located high in the Andes Mountains, anywhere from 9,500 to 13,500 feet above sea level. The native language spoken here is Quechua, a language that dates back to the Incan ancestors of this area.
Most people living in these communities earn a living through agriculture and tourism. Many implement traditional agricultural techniques to cultivate crops like potatoes and choclo, a native variety of corn. Some are expert weavers, using ancient practices and textile designs passed down through generations. Others work as porters, cooks, and guides on the Inca Trail and other treks around the Sacred Valley.