Peru: Sacclio Reservoir & Agricultural School

Sacred Valley, Peru

Peru: Sacclio Reservoir & Agricultural School

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Fundraising Commitment: $2,800 including $350 non-refundable deposit 

The Sacred Valley is known as the breadbasket of the Incas for its agricultural production that fed an empire. The picturesque valley sits at 10,000ft above sea level and is rich in history and archeological ruins, the most famous of which is Machu Picchu. This area and surrounding communities still take part in traditional farming practices well suited for harsh mountain terrain. Surf For Life volunteers will be supporting small-scale farmers and agricultural development in the Sacred Valley by assisting in the continued construction of an agricultural school in the community of Sacclio.

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Minimum Fundraising Commitment: $2,800

Location: Calca, Sacred Valley, Peru 

Project: Sacclio Reservoir and Agricultural School

Community Partner: The Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development 

Community and Project Description:

In the community of Sacclio, an informal agriculture school and demonstration farm has been spreading an organic agricultural revolution for over a decade. Locally created and run, the Nina Cusiyupanqui Family Farm provides agricultural extension classes and workshops in a manner that aligns with customary methods of education found in Andean Communities.

In partnership with the Nina Cusiyupanqui Family Farm and the Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development, we will help support small-scale farmers and agricultural development. Our collaboration will result in the expansion and improvement of the school’s infrastructure through the building of classrooms, kitchen, and bathrooms, thus allowing for increased program enrollment and smoother facilitation of the workshops.  The project may include the building of beds, desks and tables, installing water and electricity, painting, and much more.

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