Target demographics: The culture of the indigenous people of the Andes of Peru, descendants of the Inca, has been and continues to be systematically eroded by the politics of social discrimination inequality and exclusion demonstrated by the neglect of their native roots, Quechua language, lives of poverty, inadequate housing, nutritious food, clean water, health care and education and a gender gap.The indigenous are viewed as primitive, poor, rural, illiterate and ignorant. Of course with this view the system intentionally and systematically keeps people in a state of poverty and social injustice.Many families live on $1.00 a day and though public schools are free-it is in name only. Hefty registration fees, uniforms, books, transportation poor parents cannot pay for. They will send a boy over girls if possible at all. Our school is for these forgotten Girls of rural Cusco, Peru
Direct beneficiaries per year: We have 92 students this year ending Dec. 31, 2012; Next school year we will have 120 due to adding the final 6th.grade to our primary school. Parent, siblings, mothers and the community benefit. They are watching the progress of our students and sending girl siblings when age ready.
Geographic areas served: Our students come from rural Cusco area and many are farmer, day laborers, or unemployed and take any job if possible-even putting children on the streets to beg.