Thank You For Your Purchase.

5% OF EVERY PURCHASE IS DONATED TO THE NUNOA PROJECT

Over $1500.00 was donated last year alone

Receive a “Thank You” card with every order – for your assistance in helping the farmers of Peru.  Feel free to keep the card or, if your purchase is a gift, package the card with the item for a double ‘feel-good’ experience.  Enjoy the luxury softness and warmth of alpaca and know your purchase has directly helped the some of the worlds’ poorest citizens.

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The Nuñoa Project.

Their Mission:

• To give back to the country of Peru for their gift of alpacas to the US and other countries in the world.

• To make a positive difference in the lives of herders and townspeople of Nunoa, Peru

• To address immediate needs through humanitarian aid and veterinary support for the animals in the region.

• To exchange information and preserve the rural traditions of herding for future generations in Nunoa.

• To establish self sustaining programs in the areas of: support for herding families and veterinary assistance for livestock in the Nunoa area.

Initially, attempts were also made to directly help the children of these farmers but government restrictions kept these plans from being possible.  The Nunoa Project will be finding other ways of helping the mothers and children and will keep us posted as future plans become a reality.  Meanwhile, the most help can be gained by helping the farmers – the fathers and wage earners – so their families can eat and obtain basic living supplies.

Further details are below.  The words are written from the heart of a wholesale distributor of products, Peruvian Link, who spent time with the children and, after her experiences, became a board member of the charity to provide as much help as possible.

Nuñoa is a small town in the highlands of Peru, five hours away from Cuzco, in the department of Puno. Nuñoa is home to most of the Alpacas in earth, Peru has 80% of the total population of Alpacas in the world and Puno has a great number of them.

Living conditions of the farmer are very primitive. They live in huts year round where there is little or not access to water., not electricity and transportation is not easily available, so it is not uncommon to find people that must walk two or three hours to get to town.

The worse part of this scenario is the kids, whom love very much to go to school but that must walked same distance twice a day, every day. (Yeah! 4 hours all together!)

The Nuñoa Project was born with the idea to help these kids get education, so that they may turn around and change the pattern of extreme poverty that is passed generation to generation. Our goal is to build a temporary home for these kids, whom very much wish to go to school (located in town), so that they may live at the boarding house during the week, in that way they don’t have to walk such as great distances to get educated. At the house we will provide them with clothes, food and other basics so that they at least can have a decent live. They would return to their parents on the weekends and at school break. It is important to note that some parents have 6, 7, 8 and more kids, so it is impossible for them to support them all. Some of the kids are on their own. As frustrating as it is to find out that these people do not have any sense of responsible parenting, we have to deal with the reality of the problem. Ignorance plays a big role on the way how these people live. We believe that if we give these kids education, the pattern for a lot of the problems they have, may be broken. We believe in giving these kids at least the chance to change their lives. Otherwise they don’t have a chance AT ALL!

I can not find enough words to describe the sense of helplessness that one feels when you realized these kids have not shower for weeks, that they are wearing the same clothes (about 3 sets it is all they have) for weeks or months at the time. That rice has been most of their meals for months.

Karina Pomroy, Peruvian Link Co.

Further information and opportunities for direct donation can be found at http://www.nunoaproject.org/

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