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.
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INVEST IN COMMUNITY PROJECTS AND WE WILL DOUBLE YOUR CONTRIBUTION Between July 1st-August 31st, all donations will be matched up to $82,000 Thank you for your support of projects that create viable futures for the people of the altiplano. This year alone your gifts...
**Este boletín esta disponbile en español abajoVarious Livestock Fairs in the District of PucaraIn order to stimulate the local economy in the district of Pucara, a series of Livestock Fairs were organized. These events are of the utmost importance since they allow...
Project Overview and Background This project is a collaboration between The Chijnaya Foundation, its Peruvian counterpart organization Pro-DIA, and Asociación Wichay. Asociación Wichay is an association of alpaca herders from 5 communities in the Puno region of Peru...