Their homes are established by elderly husband and wife, and usually their kids emigrate to the city looking for a better future, due two critical conditions on the Andean living, poor education and low income.
Their houses are built with vulnerable materials, they do not have electricity, water and sewage services, they are small spaces where the kitchen and bedrooms are in the same room. The main cause of death is respiratory illness that become from the smoke of the firewood that they inhale day and night and for the cold of the Andes winters.
- Low income
- Poor education
- Predominant language: Quechua
- Main cause of death: Acute respiratory infection – ARI (cold and smoke in homes).
We focused on improving living conditions, especially those related to:
Production of vegetables
and animal protein.
The Herdsman’s Cottage is, at present, the first prize in the “Quintal del Inca” alpaca-fiber competition organized by Pacomarca and Inca Tops on an annual basis.
Heating, running water, sewage disposal based on bio-digesters, solar energy, double glazing, and a plant nursery or installation for raising guinea pigs.
This would lead to a marked improvement in the living conditions of the alpaca herdsmen living at high altitudes.
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Calle Cóndor 100, Tahuaycani Arequipa – Perú