The kids at the village school in Amaru were fascinated with the Galileo Foundation calendar. The teacher is using it to ask the students questions. Really cute kids! I brought bread to share.
I was invited to a free hospital in Cusco (actually they charge $1 per visit), but that is practially free. Some medical students from Spain invited me to visit and teach some of the patients how to make rings, earrings and bracelets from the “cord to connect the world”. It was a wonderful sharing experience. Some pictures follow.
Amaru is a beautiful little village above Pisaq that has entered the adventure tourism industry and they are prospering because of it. I am presently working with a group of village women on the “cord to connect the world” initiative. They have the significant advantage of hosting many world travelers, so they have a chance to develop friendships with these people and get a better price for their crafts.
I ran into a group from Ascend who were working on an addition to the school there. They kindly invited me to have lunch with them, and although I had already eaten, the village women insisted on feeding me. John Edwards and his family were there along with a group of young people from Cottonwood High School. This John Edwards is a son of Lavell Edwards. Great people doing many good things.