The Chijnaya Foundation

Assistance to Communities in the Andean Highlands of Southern Peru.

What We Do

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 believe in the capacity of Andean people to create self-sustaining activities that will improve their living standards and quality of life.

Economic Development

Economic Development

Economic development for rural communities is at the heart of the Chijnaya Foundation mission, specifically agricultural microlending.
Health and the Environment

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.

Latest from the #Chijnaya Blog

Summer 2019 Matching Grant Challenge

Four friends of the Foundation have pooled their resources to create a $75,000 Matching Grant Challenge. For every dollar contributed by individual donors during the months of June, July and August, these generous supporters will donate a dollar. This means that your...

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