Noqan Kani Global Community Center supports the AYNI PROJECT.
An initiative created by the Pumadventures Family; who choose to be the venue and bridge between our Community, our Artisans and our Global family. The association is made up of the communities of Ocutuan, Cuper, Umasbamba, Pacchanta in the Chinchero district. The textile production by artisans consists of spinning sheep wool and alpaca fiber, natural dyeing and weaving on a backstrap loom.
The organization has a warehouse where all the merchandise produced and acquired for fair trade is kept, both from the high Andean communities and local artisans. Our main market that we supply is the foreign market, in which we have a satisfactory trajectory, based on the quality of our textile products, with natural dyes, designs tailored to current requirements, handmade and strictly complying with the delivery time.
We hope to touch the hearts of our Global community with our art and handcrafts in order to help reactivate the economy of our weaving families in Chinchero and the surrounding region. The fundamental purpose of this initiative is to help these families recover and get through this difficult time in the best possible way, so that these families survive not only COVID-19, but to prevent any suffering from hunger. We seek the support for our community by sharing these products. Our commitment to the AYNI PROJECT is to make sure these funds reach the most needed families.
AYNI is a Quechua word that with a deep meaning about cooperation and solidarity. Social livelihood is based on mutual help and reciprocity; Ayni represents a way of life originated in ancestral times. Ayni is about giving a hand to help in difficult times, and this help will be returned in the future, and often more generously. While many professions in Peru (doctors, teachers, drivers, lawyers, etc.) return to work and daily activities, the Artisans are still in quarantine as part of the emergency state. We see that this situation will continue in making a long difficult path of recovery to all the halted businesses and economic challenges for the people that live a day-by-day life. The Tourism Industry and jobs that are linked directly with Artisan craftspeople have been greatly affected by COVID19 and the social distancing process is threatening thousands of families who have this as their main source of income. Our Chinchero community has been greatly affected as 60% of our village is Artisans and 95% of their sales is made possible by tourists.
Today For Our Community and Tomorrow For You!