Ollantaytambo, Peru

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Awamaki is a Peruvian non-profit working with impoverished Quechua women weavers to improve their skills and increase their access to market, thereby revitalizing an endangered weaving tradition while affording Quechua women with a reliable source of income.

Based in Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley of Peru, Awamaki runs both a fair trade textiles initiative and a sustainable tourism program, harnessing local tourism and the international marketability of Andean textiles to find a market for this craft in a modernizing global economy.

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