The most important and ultimate goal of Karikuy; Project Ñawpa Kutiq aims to build green communities in the Andes. Promoting the advancement of Art, Science and Culture, Ñawpa Kutiq; "return of the past / return of the future" builds on ancient models of communal service and organization to enhance labor and the quality of life for it's residents.
A free and responsible social democracy is the foundation on which Project Ñawpa Kutiq will be built. Self sustaining technology will gradually be implemented in creating a carbon free community. Organic agriculture and the expertise of generations old farming techniques will feed the entire populace as it once did during the Inca Empire.
Phase 1 of the Ñawpa Kutiq Project consist of raising funds to acquire land to begin work on Phase 2 which will begin to lay the foundation of housing and town infrastructure. Through your help this project will manifest from vision to reality. Your business with Karikuy and/or direct involvement with the project will undoubtably help us succeed in this goal of not just providing a better future for Peruvians but also serving as a model for communities worldwide.
Our current project is almost as ambitious as Ñawpa Kutiq. The Perupedia Project, now also known as the Karikuy Volunteer Program has been cataloging articles, media, and informational resources in a sleek and easy to navigate web site since 2009. Perupedia is a wiki at heart, based on the popular Wikipedia platform it gathers information on all topics concerning Peruvian culture. Currently there are entries for all the major Provinces of Peru and a wealth of information on history, music and travel as well as a database of other volunteer programs inside Peru.
Our current volunteer program is $65 a week and is aimed at writers/researchers who wish to spend time in Lima and learn about Peruvian culture. Our volunteers also have access to our lowest fares and tour prices during their stay. If you want to volunteer please submit an application.