What happens after you get your Qullqi jewel?
“Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world”Nelson MandelaAt Qullqi we are committed to having a positive impact on our society. This is reflected in how we do business with our vendors and our customers. On top of that, we use a part of our profits to support causes we care about. In our case: children’s education.
We believe education to be the key to unlock people’s hidden potential. Only until enabled with the necessary tools and knowledge do we know what a child is capable of. Tools such as decent classrooms and libraries, books, and tools for their teachers as well, so they are better equipped for teaching their pupils.
Since the beginning of our activities, 20% of profits of each product sold have been put aside in order to support causes related to improving children’s education. Especially in remote areas. In 2018 and early 2019, we have been working on finding a partner to make this happen.
Angeles Unidos en AccionIn January 2019 Hugo was in Lima and met up with the Management Team of Peruvian NGO “Angeles Unidos en Accion”, a non-profit organization that seeks to improve the quality of life of disadvantaged people. They have been active for over 10 years. During this time, they have expanded their list of initiatives, including support of families in areas affected by natural disasters (i.e. earthquakes), psychological support and relief of low-income families, promotion of projects to improve children’s education.
On the latter, in 2019 they will be working in Uchuraccay, a quechua-native community in the Ayacucho region. At this place, 4000 meters above sea-level, they will be working on 3 projects: implementation of a computer lab, implementation of playgrounds at different school sites, and the implementation of a public library for children. We have agreed to use the proceedings of our business activities in order to make this library a reality.
Our expectation is to have it in place before the end of 2019, thanks to you! With every hand crafted Qullqi jewel purchased you support artisanal miners and silversmiths, plus you contribute to improving children’s access to educational tools. Thank you for collaborating on such a beautiful cause!
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