Volunteer on a family trip to Peru in support of female artisans in a rural Andean community, and learn firsthand about Peruvian life by participating in a homestay with a Peruvian family! During this 10-day trip to Peru, you will learn about the ancient history and cultures of the Sacred Valley and be welcomed by Peruvian people who take pride in offering incredible services and experiences to visitors that include traditional foods, celebrations and festivals. Our tour has an emphasis on learning about economic development, and travelers will understand how our non-profit tour partner approaches development in their work to support female artisans.
Global Family Travels is delighted to support the good work of Awamaki, non-profit organization whose mission is to empower rural Andean women with skills-based education and connect them to the global marketplace so they can earn an income, support their families, and have the opportunity to turn around and transform their communities. This is accomplished in the form of artisanal fair trade crafts cooperatives and sustainable tourism; both things we will see in action on this family trip to Peru!
Travelers on this family trip to Peru will have the opportunity to live with a Peruvian family in Ollantaytambo, a charming town with spectacular Inca ruins. Homestay hosts are middle-class “Ollantinos” who work as artisans, farmers, teachers, drivers and stay-at-home moms, all of whom have years of experience hosting visitors and volunteers, cooking food in a clean and healthy manner, helping guests improve their Spanish, and providing a local, insightful experience to travelers.
Guests will also have the opportunity to volunteer to support female artisans, and learn how Awamaki applies economic development theories to their work to bring the greatest benefit to the local women. Looking at development from theory to practice, we will learn the differences between aid and development, and how Awamaki utilizes these theories in its work. We will also hear about impact stories from a Peruvian staff members at Awamaki regarding their work with the women artisans.
Participants on this family trip to Peru will also learn more about the ancient Inca civilization and explore around Peru’s Sacred Valley. Of course, a visit to Peru is not complete without taking in the magic of the Incan ruins of Machu Picchu, a UNESCO World Heritage site and one of the Seven Wonders of the World!
Make Peru a destination for your family by booking Peru: Learn, Serve & Immerse in the Sacred Valley with Global Family Travels! You will leave feeling accomplished having visited one of the most breathtaking locations in the world, while experiencing global issues in a way that will change how you think and act when you return home.