Life, culture, our living energy, in times past the Incas had a word for these three most sacred of human traits; Kawsay.
Kawsay must be guarded and cared after at all times, it is an essential part in our development as a society and for this reason we at Karikuy have named our new aid and philanthropy program exactly that. Our aim; to help the dispossessed, the poor, the young and starving, those who have no one to turn to when their society turns their back on them.
We are currently running 2 projects within the Kawsay humanitarian Program; Project Animu (Life) and Project Runapakuy
Peru is at the front lines of global climate change. Puno, the southwestern province of Peru has been hardest hit by a long winter of freezing temperatures. At the mercy of the bitter cold spell have been the children of the Altiplano who simply haven’t the strength to survive the coldest winters in the history of Puno. It has been estimated that over 150 children have died since January of this year due to respiratory infections and colds that go uncared for. It is estimated that over 30,000 people in Puno have been affected by viruses due to global climate change and that over 300 kids in Puno are currently suffering from pneumonia.
Karikuy is now accepting cash donations to buy sweaters and blankets for the children of Puno. Our goal is to provide warmth to every child in the Altiplano and if possible shoes and thermal underwear as well. Once this goal is met we will begin handing out clothes to the adult population. We will only accept cash donations due to logistics; for every blanket you buy at the store and send to Peru you could be buying 10+ blankets domestically inside Peru. Transportation and product costs are too high for us to accept mail donations. We will be documenting the project through our blog and You Tube Channel.
Please help us get to our first goal of $1000 which will allow us to send our first load of approximatley 100 pair of shoes for 100 children in Puno.