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.
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.
OUR RESPONSE TO COVID-19
Inform through community radio
Provide PPE to rural health centers
Participate in local prevention efforts
Continue to support projects that provide economic stability
INFORMING THROUGH COMMUNITY RADIO
Radio is an important form of communication in the rural sector where many remote communities have limited or non-existent access to cell phone service and internet. Our partners at Pro-DIA began a weekly 2-hour radio program in May that provides information on health and prevention topics as well as financial education related to COVID-19. The program is broadcasted in both Spanish and the local language of Quechua on the local radio in Puno, Radio Azángaro. You can tune into the weekly radio program on Facebook Live here every Friday from 1 – 3 PM PET (Peruvian Standard Time).
In 2020 your donations provided PPE to rural health centers, created a radio program to provide communities with vital information during the pandemic, supported community-led projects on the Peruvian altiplano, and so much more!
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.
JOIN US IN MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN 2021!
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 2021 and how you can support these community-led projects.
Latest from the #Chijnaya Blog
We want to thank you for your support of community-led projects on the Peruvian altiplano in 2020. In a year where many people faced uncertainty and unprecedented loss, your generosity was a true bright spot. Although the situation in Peru and throughout the world...
Although this has been a year of seemingly endless challenges, we believe that it has also demonstrated that community and compassion for one another are what truly create positive change. It has shown that the future depends on us collectively, and that we have the...
Since July 1st you have helped us raise $85,726! The first $75K of this was MATCHED and DOUBLED leading to a grand total of $160,726. Your donations will support the continuance of public health initiatives in response to COVID-19, provide scholarships to students...