New Projects! Welcome the Pallata Community Education Center

We are thrilled to introduce CEPA, or Centro Educativo Pallata Ayllu (In Spanish) to the Sacred Valley Project family! CEPA is a community-developed education center that provides students of all ages with community identified learning opportunities. So far we have taught computer classes, local history lessons, traditional planting practices, literacy, math,...

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David Lloyd: Featured Donor

David Lloyd

How did you first get involved with the Sacred Valley Project? In May of 2009 I was trekking the Sacred Valley to Machu Pichu to raise money for a charity called “Beating Bowel Cancer” our leader was Max Loayza from Ollantaytambo.  As part of the trek we stopped off at the...

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SVP Annual Campaign 2015

This is the moment. In 2015, thanks to the support from our incredible SVP family we were able to open our second location, provide access to education for 22 students from 12 different indigenous communities of the Sacred Valley, and we’ll watch our fourth student graduate. The word is spreading about our positive...

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The Annual Fund Campaign is Almost Here!

To arrive at 2015, five years since the Sacred Valley Project was founded, and see the outpouring of support SVP has gained over the years…well, it’s humbling. The girls of the Sacred Valley Project have had a chance at achieving academic goals, finding their passions, learning how to speak up...

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SVP Opens new dorm in Calca!

We are pleased to announce that the community of Calca has welcomed us with open arms, and we are thrilled to be serving new Andean communities and families in our second location, thanks to our wonderful supporters. We are so happy with how well our 6 new students are settling in to...

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Site assessment for new dormitory: Paruro

Gabriela and Maria went for a site visit to meet with famlies, communities, teachers and local leaders in Paruro, the projected location for our new dormitory in 2015. Paruro was effected by a devastating earthquake earlier this year and faces severe issues with access to education. Gabriela y María fueron a...

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Our New Vertical Garden

Geoff and Diego taught us to build our new vertical garden. Soon we will have our own harvest of garlic, spinach, chamomile, oregano, strawberries, lettuce, and carrots. Thank you LAFF (Latin American Foundation for the Future) for your support. Thanks Geoff and Diego for your time and dedication. Geoff y Diego nos enseñaron...

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Lisbed joins SVP

Lisbed joins the Sacred Valley Project as the House Mother. Get to know her by reading her bio below. I was born in Quillabamba, which is a province of Cusco in 1984. My parents gave me my baptismal name, Lisbed. I attended primary school in the small town where I was...

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A Day in the Life

Hi, It’s Mene again! This blog post is going to be dedicated to a life lesson learned while working at the Sacred Valley Project. This past weekend, I had the opportunity to visit the community of Socma, about a 4 hour walk from Ollantaytambo, or a 2 hour walk from the...

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