Monthly Archives: May 2012

Text for the Villacha school gallery

I visited the Villacha school today.  I double posted the pictures because of my unfamiliarity with word press, but twice is better than none.  You will see the old church where we taught bracelets to the village women two years ago I think.  You will see Mason’s swing without the rope and so this year we will put up new ropes as part of the June expedition.  I am sure this will make Mason proud.  You will see the bathroom addition to the school that was done the same year.  For those who were there, this will be memorable.  The kids were so happy to see a fresh face.

Villacha school gallery

Missing pictures from the last post

I love the Andes!

First expedition group was awesome

I thoroughly enjoyed the first expedition group this year.  It consisted of Robert Raver from Galileo, Halee Gines from Tabiona, Marc Jolley from Las Vegas, Robi and Shelby Porter from Springville.  The group is better know as the “tear it up” group and they definitely made an impact everywhere we visited.  Many thanks to  each of them.

Some pictures of the amazing scenery and the local people in the market.  Every day in Peru is an adventure.  The thought for the week is from Kierkgard “Life is a mystery to be experienced, not a problem to be solved.”

Huatta village meeting

Huatta is one of the villages that has had a lot of success making and selling the bracelets, rings and earrings we introduced last year.  I delivered a bunch of cord today that they bought, so you know that they are making money with it.  A very picturesque and delightful village.

women’s group near Chincherros

This women’s group consists of 25 village woman who have put together their own roadside craft shops.  I showed them the various things they could do with the “cord to connect the world” and I will be bringing the first expedition group to train them when they get here.  This is typical dress for this region–handmade by the local women.

women inspecting the bracelets and earrings made from cord