THE Q’EROS COMMUNITY – PERU

Q'eros - Centre for Ancestral Culture

Wisdom keepers of the Andes

High up between the endless peaks of the Andes mountains, the indigenous Q’eros people of Peru live an authentic spiritual and earth-centric life. After centuries of isolation, a road from the city has reached the remote mountain villages of this last Inkan community. The road has some clear advantages including easier access to emergency health care, critical supplies and commercial opportunities, and some big disadvantages like access for mining companies and the loss of community members to the city. When people leave, the beautiful ancient culture and wisdom can be left behind and forgotten.

 

The Q’eros are creating and building a museum and center for the preservation of Q’eros culture – in Q’eros. The community curates, archives and exhibits photographs, videos, books, oral histories, musical recordings and instruments, textiles, artifacts and more unique to their community. And you can help as well!
 
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The reciprocity projects support local communities in their quest to preserve and pass on their heritage and knowledge to future generations. The projects always originate from the community itself.
 
To ensure a successful outcome, all reciprocity projects are done in close collaboration with the community and the local NGO partner. We always work with NGO’s with resonating missions and visions which we encounter on our photography journeys.
 
Enter here to find everything you need to know about the Centre for Ancestral Culture project at the Q’eros and to learn more about our partner organization, Willka Yachay

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To start a project, plans are made in collaboration with the community and the local partner NGO. Every project has an explanation of current and future concerns, how to overcome them and what is needed for project completion in terms of activities and financials.
 
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