As I said, the The Chijnaya Foundation works directly with struggling communities in hard to access, under-served areas of the Peruvian Andes. Though small, the Foundation has achieved great success already by having the local people manage micro-loans and arrange direct participation by all those who benefit. This insures that every dollar donated has maximum impact. These RPCVs are knowledgeable, dedicated, tough and are able to build on relationships that go back 50 years to their early Peace Corps days. The villagers know the RPCVs who work with them and are grateful for the help.
You can help, too. Matching funds will triple the donations of first time supporters. To learn more about this foundation just go to www.chijnayafoundation.org. You can donate at the website via Paypal or send a check to The Chijnaya Foundation, 7344 Old Santa Fe Trail, Santa Fe, NM87505. Donations are tax deductible. (So, do it quick before Congress changes the deduction allowance!)