SPI is launching several new projects in Peru: Sillustani, Kuelap, and the Ruta Barocco.  more sites saved, more lives transformed by sustainable preservation


  Sillustani In the Andes near Lake Titicaca, Sillustani is an impressive complex of ‘chullpa’ tombs constructed by the Kolla culture (1200-1450 AD).  While the site receives a significant number of tourists, the local community’s ability to take advantage of the economic opportunities offered thereby is limited.  SPI will provide capacity training to the local women’s artisan association to help them manufacture and sell various products to tourists and the local population, as well as skills to run their business. 

 

Sillustani

In the Andes near Lake Titicaca, Sillustani is an impressive complex of ‘chullpa’ tombs constructed by the Kolla culture (1200-1450 AD).  While the site receives a significant number of tourists, the local community’s ability to take advantage of the economic opportunities offered thereby is limited.  SPI will provide capacity training to the local women’s artisan association to help them manufacture and sell various products to tourists and the local population, as well as skills to run their business. 

  Kuelap Kuelap is one of the most important pre-Inca sites in Peru.  Located in the Amazonas region, the huge fortress was inhabited by the Chacha people for around 700 years before the Inca invasion. The site is poised for a huge increase in tourists due the development of a cable car to the site. Local stewardship and economic benefit is vital for this tourism to be sustainable.  SPI will work with the nearby community of Maria, to develop the necessary skills and opportunities for the women’s artisan association to benefit from the rich archaeology around them.

 

Kuelap

Kuelap is one of the most important pre-Inca sites in Peru.  Located in the Amazonas region, the huge fortress was inhabited by the Chacha people for around 700 years before the Inca invasion. The site is poised for a huge increase in tourists due the development of a cable car to the site. Local stewardship and economic benefit is vital for this tourism to be sustainable.  SPI will work with the nearby community of Maria, to develop the necessary skills and opportunities for the women’s artisan association to benefit from the rich archaeology around them.

  Ruta Barroco The ‘Baroque Route’ is a made up of three unique churches built in the 17th and 18th centuries, located around an hour outside of Cusco on the road towards Puno.  The project will initially focus on the Church of San Pedro de Andahuaylillas, which has been described as the ‘Sistine Chapel of the Americas’ for its amazing decorated ceiling.  SPI will work with local civil associations to develop craft and business skills and design products utilizing the unique baroque art of the churches, greatly increasing the local economic value of this heritage. 

 

Ruta Barroco

The ‘Baroque Route’ is a made up of three unique churches built in the 17th and 18th centuries, located around an hour outside of Cusco on the road towards Puno.  The project will initially focus on the Church of San Pedro de Andahuaylillas, which has been described as the ‘Sistine Chapel of the Americas’ for its amazing decorated ceiling.  SPI will work with local civil associations to develop craft and business skills and design products utilizing the unique baroque art of the churches, greatly increasing the local economic value of this heritage.