The path one takes through the Andes parallels as a metaphor for the path of life. In following these paths, we cross mountains. Pathways in the Andes are centuries old and built from earth and stone. They bring together countless generations from the before the time of the Inkas till now. These paths unite people; they help us find ourselves and experience so many amazing things along the way.

The COVID-19 pandemic changed our life in immeasurable ways. During the two years of the pandemic, many of our paths were left untouched and forgotten. To take our selves we stayed in our houses and our communities—however large or small those might have been.

In these next weeks you will learn about the people who walk the paths of our Andean school Kusi Kawsay. In our language of Quechua we use the word ‘ñankuna’ to refer to paths. Drawing inspiration from this, our campaign this year will be called ‘Kawsay Ñankuna’ or ‘Paths of Life’.

We hope you dive into learning about the different paths walked at our school. We also hope we can count on your support of Kusi Kawsay so we can keep doing this important work.

We are certain that together, we can keep learning.

Please take a moment to contribute to this online campaign by clicking on this link.

Other Ways You Can Help: share our project, post it to Facebook, tweet about it, tell people in your life!


We need your ideas and input!

One of the projects we support, the Kusi Nan organic farm, is interested in producing organic energy bars and trail mix packages for the many visitors who hike the Machu Picchu trail, or simply visit various sites.  We are actively looking for a partner company with experience in this type of product to guide us through the process of production and marketing.  If you have any ideas or suggestions, please send us an email.  We welcome any and all input about this new endeavor.