This is a short Youtube video outlining the aims of the twinning with Machu Picchu Pueblo. The agreement was countersigned by the Mayor Edgar Miranda Quinones on 21st May 2009.
Machu Picchu Sanctuary.
Machu Picchu Pueblo is the village at the foot of the mountain.
Machu Picchu Pueblo
Machu Picchu Primary School
Children in the school 2005
Machu Picchu is reached after a 4 hour journey through the Sacred Valley.
Kay speaks fluent Spanish and took a class the day after the twinning agreement was signed, the children watched our dvd and then wrote letters to their new friends in Haworth.
We are also involved with other projects in the surrounding area, these are a few images from Tastayoc where they recently had a very exciting day opening the new toilet and shower block! The project is run by Path of the Heart and Carlos Gibaja Tapia and his brothers. They are based in Ollantaytambo where the restaurant profits feed 200 children every day and help provide the basic needs for these lovely people who welcomed us to their village. They were thrilled with the gifts we took and even treasured a carrier bag! One of our Fair Trade suppliers Namaste, kindly donated childrens t-shirts and cardigans.