We are an IRS Section 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2007 for the protection, promotion and cultivation of Andean culture. Through various fundraising events, grants and individual donations, we fund the Kusi Kawsay Association, which seeks to empower the children, youth, and adults of Indigenous communities in the Sacred Valley near Cusco, Peru through the creation and support of permanent, multidisciplinary programs through its Andean school, community-produced videos, cultural center, workshops, traditional music and dance group, radio broadcasts, and cultural exchanges with other Indigenous communities.
We provide support to the three major projects of the Kusi Kawsay Association — the Kusi Kawsay Andean School, Kusi Ñan Organic Farm, and Ñawpa Ñan Cultural Events. In addition, the Association hosts workshops, special events, cultural exchanges and other integral educational activities that reinforce, promote and protect the values and knowledge of Andean culture—and in this way, empower the endangered traditional way of life.
For more information on our projects, click here: Kusi Kawsay Web Site