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Report of Global Humanitarian Peru Expedition. Prepared by Miriam Schwartz. Overview of Expedition. Director: Pablo Fuentes Dates: Dec 25, 2002, to Jan 5, 2003 Village: Paqarimuy, Peru 6 days (5 nights) in village Number of expedition volunteers: 26

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overview of expedition
Overview of Expedition
  • Director: Pablo Fuentes
  • Dates: Dec 25, 2002, to Jan 5, 2003
  • Village: Paqarimuy, Peru
  • 6 days (5 nights) in village
  • Number of expedition volunteers: 26
  • After service: Toured Cuzco and Machu Picchu

Pablo Fuentes

geography of paqarimuy
Geography of Paqarimuy
  • 150 miles southeast of Cuzco
  • 45 miles northwest of Puno and Lake Titicaca
  • Altitude: 13,500 feet above sea level
  • Nearby mountains
    • Tantani, 16,421 feet
    • Nevado Ausangate, 20,945 feet
  • Nearby river: Urubamba
village life
Village Life
  • Languages: Quechua and Spanish
  • Number of citizens: 85
  • Diet: potatoes, mutton
  • Economy: agropasturalism
  • Major health problems: malnutrition, respiratory infections
  • Infant mortality rate: 18% (U.S. 0.7%)
  • Life expectancy at birth: 43 years (U.S. 76)
problems in paqarimuy
Problems in Paqarimuy
  • Short growing season and high altitude limit agriculture
  • Fire destroyed village two years ago
  • Conflict between Paqarimuy and sister village or Taquile
  • Strained relations between villagers and leaders
positives in paqarimuy
Positives in Paqarimuy
  • Healthy herds of sheep and alpaca
  • Ample pasturelands
  • Some fertile soil
  • Cooperation in performing chores
  • Cooperation in rebuilding village
  • Hard working villagers
  • Generally happy
  • Good sense of humor

Alpaca graze near Paqarimuy

helped build homes
Helped Build Homes

Constructing an adobe hut

helped build greenhouse
Helped Build Greenhouse

Adobe Greenhouse (Incomplete)

taught hygiene classes
Taught Hygiene Classes

Volunteers teaching a hygiene class to village women, with Spanish and Quechua translators

expedition volunteers
Expedition Volunteers

Expedition volunteers

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