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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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Report of global humanitarian peru expedition

Report of Global HumanitarianPeru Expedition

Prepared by Miriam Schwartz


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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