We are dedicated to ending extreme poverty in underserved Andean communities
The Chijnaya Foundation works in partnership with rural communities in Southern Peru to design and implement self-sustaining projects in health, education, and economic development. We work with communities long term to develop a comprehensive development strategy and on-going collaboration to meet their goals.
SUPPORT HIGHER EDUCATION!
Since 2007, The Chijnaya Foundation has responded to the pressing desire of rural families for access to higher education by offering scholarships to high school graduates to attend universities or technical institutes.
Rural community economic development is at the heart of the Chijnaya Foundation mission, specifically agricultural microlending.
Health & the Environment
The fortunes of families and communities are closely tied to basic health care access, clean water, and native plant and aquatic ecosystems.
We respond to the overwhelming demand of rural families for access to higher education by establishing a university scholarship program.
WHERE WE WORK
The Chijnaya Foundation works in the Puno region of Peru, a southern state that borders Bolivia. In Puno, our work is focused in the altiplano, a geographic area of high altitude plains and rolling hills that is located at elevations of 12,500 feet and above. The Foundation has worked with communities in the following six districts in Puno: Pucará, Choquehuanca, Taraco, Paratía, Capachica, and Amantani.
In 2022 your donations helped communities save and invest their own money through the Group Savings Program, supported community-led projects on the Peruvian altiplano, and so much more!
JOIN US IN MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN 2023!
Community members work with our on-the-ground staff to design projects tailored to their specific needs and goals. Find out what communities would like to accomplish in 2023 and how you can support these community-led projects.
Latest from the #Chijnaya Blog
Watch this recording to learn about success stories from our scholarship and economic development programs.
The Chijnaya Board of Directors is pleased to announce today that it has named Makensie Brown as the new General Operations Manager.
Quarterly Report: Sharing Some Highlights from 2022! Thanks to the generous support of donors, 2022 was a banner year for the Chijnaya Foundation and for Pro DIA, our Peruvian partner organization. We invested over $200,000 in altiplano communities and are eager to...