The spectacular site of kuelap is set for a tourism explosion which might bypass local communities unless they have the skills to take advantage of it
During 2016, the women worked with designers to create new products inspired by their local cultural and natural heritage and learned how to make the new designs. Their products are on sale, and the group has nearly quadrupled their average income from before the project!
The women are also selling at a nearby museum as well as at craft fairs throughout Peru!
the big thing we learned
Community organization is at the heart of everything we do and this group is a great example of that!
The women are learning to make themselves a more effective business to bring themselves more opportunities and make their community thrive!