Install an ecological stove for a family
The traditional way of cooking in Peruvian homes is over an open fire, which has three major problems:
1. The fires are unsafe and result in many burns, especially with young children running around;
2. The fires cause respiratory problems because there is no outlet for the smoke; and
3. They are hugely inefficient and consume a lot of wood, resulting in deforestation.
With your help and funding, you get to help overcome these problems by installing an ecologically efficient stove, which is fully enclosed so burns are eliminated, and with a chimney to remove the respiratory problems.
You also get to interact meaningfully with a Peruvian family, gain insights into their lives, share stories, and besides, it is great fun getting your hands covered in clay – all your family will love it!
Accommodation in Sacred Valley
North west of Cusco, the Urubamba Valley – aka The Sacred Valley of the Incas – stretches for around 60 miles (100 km) through rugged slopes. It is lined with villages, and framed by Cusco and Machu Picchu, and was one of the holiest places for the Incas. You can take a one-day bus tour, but it’s worth committing to a few days of relaxed scenic wonder.