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

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overview of expedition

Director: Pablo Fuentes

  • Dates: Dec 25 to Jan 5
  • Village: Paqarimuy, Peru
  • 6 days (5 nights) in village
  • Number of expedition volunteers: 26
  • After service: Toured Cuzco and Machu Picchu
Overview of Expedition
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
Geography of Paqarimuy
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)
Village Life
problems in paqarimuy

Short growing season and high altitude limit agriculture

  • Fire destroyed village two years ago
  • Conflict between Paqarimuy and sister village of Taquile
  • Strained relations between villagers and leaders
Problems 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
Positives in Paqarimuy
accomplishments

Helped build homes

  • Helped build greenhouses
  • Taught hygiene classes
Accomplishments
expedition volunteers
Expedition Volunteers

Expedition volunteers

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