Yanapana's Photo Gallery

Animal health campaign in Lucre
Animal health campaign in Lucre

A castration in process

Animal health campaign in Lucre
Animal health campaign in Lucre

People from Lucre bring their animals for a check-up

Animal health campaign in Lucre
Animal health campaign in Lucre

The vets in Lucre in a pre-campaign briefing

Animal health campaign in Lucre
Animal health campaign in Lucre

Workshop about animal care with local children

Animal health campaign in Lucre

 

Lucre is a small village just outside of Cusco. The once yearly veterinary campaign held in conjunction with the Humane Society and Vida Digna also visits this small town. Most people have a donkey or a mule that needs a dental or general health check-up, a castration or simple vaccination. 

Manchayhuaycco School Project

 

Yanapana has implemented a small nutrition project at this remote school. Mis Amigos los Alimentos focusses basically on improving the children’s diet.

Guinea pigs Yanapana’s project includes raising guinea pigs for consumption. This is an excepcionally rich source of protein. 

Manchayhuaycco School Project
Manchayhuaycco School Project

Students from the school chatting with guests during the school break

Manchayhuaycco School Project
Manchayhuaycco School Project

Guinea Pigs Yanapana’s project includes raising guinea pigs for consumption. This is an excepcionally rich source of protein

Manchayhuaycco School Project
Manchayhuaycco School Project

From time to time, groups of MLP clients visit the school. Clients get an idea of what kind of education the children receive and the students come into contact with people from other cultures.

Manchayhuaycco School Project
Manchayhuaycco School Project

The little school is located in an area of great natural beauty, amidst snow covered peaks and towering mountains. Yanapana has constructed a little greenhouse for growing important vegetables right next to the school.

Manchayhuaycco School Project
Manchayhuaycco School Project

Yanapana also funds raising chickens both for their eggs and the meat.

Manchayhuaycco School Project
Manchayhuaycco School Project

More chickens in their shed.

Knitting group

 

The knitting group has always produced beautiful clothes and accesories. They specialize in making accessories such as scarves, gloves, hats, neck warmers and ponchos, though they do not shy away from producing large items such as sweaters and even dresses! MLP customers visit their little shop in Mollepata regularly. 

Knitting group
Knitting group

Bertha loves knitting big items like sweaters

Knitting group
Knitting group

Eugenia is very energetic: she sells ice creams, owns horses and is a mule driver along the Salkantay trail and has a corner shop in Mollepata. In between all these activities, she finds the time to knit her beautiful textiles.

Knitting group
Knitting group

Ayde has a little restaurant in Mollepata and is and enthusiastic member of the knitting group.

Knitting group
Knitting group

Zenaida dedicates much of her time to her family, though there is always time for knitting.

Knitting group
Knitting group

Gabina knits scarves and neck warmers.

Knitting group
Knitting group

Vicentina is very active in all sorts of social committees in Mollepata. Knitting serves as therapy in her case.

Weaving group

 

Dyeing wool naturally

 

Yanapana and MLP work with local weavers living in the town of Mollepata. Gilda and her partners endeavor to use natural dyes whenever possible. The process of dying sheep and alpaca wool is tedious, but the end result is worth the while. 

Weaving group
Weaving group

Dyeing wool in Mollepata

Weaving group
Weaving group

Dyeing wool in Mollepata

Weaving group
Weaving group

Using herbs and plants

Weaving group
Weaving group

Producing a naturally occurring yellow dye

Weaving group
Weaving group

Wool turning yellow

Weaving group
Weaving group

Yellow colored wool

Mollepata

 

Mollepata is a peaceful village at the very beginning of the Salkantay trail. The pace of life is slow and indeed, life goes on in much the same way that it has for centuries. Several projects funded by Yanapana are located in this small town. 

Mollepata
Mollepata

Another street scene in Mollepata

Mollepata
Mollepata

Main square in Mollepata

Mollepata
Mollepata

Quiet Street in Mollepata

Honey production in Rampac

 

Leonardo and Meliana live in Rampac, a small village not far from the main town of Mollepata, the starting point of the Salkantay trail. They have their own farm, where they raise livestock and grow all kinds of crops. They are also excellent beekeepers and their delicious honey is served at MLP’s lodges. 

Honey production in Rampac
Honey production in Rampac

Extracting honey

Honey production in Rampac
Honey production in Rampac

Having a look at the beehives

Honey production in Rampac
Honey production in Rampac

Extracting honey.

Honey production in Rampac
Honey production in Rampac

Dark honey flowing into a little container

Honey production in Rampac
Honey production in Rampac

Extracting honey

Honey production in Rampac
Honey production in Rampac

Preparing smoke to stun the bees.

Margarita’s jams

Margarita’s jams
Margarita’s jams

Aguaymanto (Physalis Peruviana) plant and fruit

Margarita’s jams
Margarita’s jams

Margarita in her shop where she sells her home made jams using locally grown tropical fruit

Margarita’s jams
Margarita’s jams

Jars containing jam on sale at Margarita´s shop

Margarita’s jams
Margarita’s jams

Delicate little “Sacha tomate” (Solanum Betaceum), a tart tasting fruit that can be converted into a delicious jam

Lucmabamba coffee production

 

MLP encourages the production of coffee grown locally and processed in Lucmabamba. Local coffee is served at the lodges and sold directly to MLP’s customers. 

Lucmabamba coffee production
Lucmabamba coffee production

Coffee seeds

Lucmabamba coffee production
Lucmabamba coffee production

Coffee harvest

Lucmabamba coffee production
Lucmabamba coffee production

Dried coffee seeds

Lucmabamba coffee production
Lucmabamba coffee production

Toasting coffee beans

Lucmabamba coffee production
Lucmabamba coffee production

Toasted coffee beans

Lucmabamba coffee production
Lucmabamba coffee production

Grinding the coffee beans