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.
You can now create more opportunities for students to access higher education in rural communities in Peru by creating a named scholarship. Read about current scholarships and find out how you can pay tribute to a loved one through this program.
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 2021 your donations provided handwashing stations to rural schools, 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 2022!
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 2022 and how you can support these community-led projects.
Latest from the #Chijnaya Blog
Dear Friends of the Foundation, We want to thank you for your support of community-led projects in the Peruvian altiplano in 2021. Thanks to you, we received the full $20K matching grant towards the Scholarship Program and will be able to provide scholarships to 50...
**Este boletín esta disponbile en español abajoNational Day of the Torito de Pucará (Pucará Bull)In June 2021, the Congress of the Republic of Peru approved the proposal to consider every March 18th the "National Day of the Torito de Pucara", a symbol more than...
**Este boletín esta disponbile en español abajoFestivities of the Virgin of CandelariaLike every February, the festivity of the Virgen de la Candelaria - patron saint of Puno - took place. It is an important celebration that combines religious faith with folklore...