Nonprofit or community organization
Last modified: January 22, 2014, 4:45 PM
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Threads of Peru is a nonprofit or non-governmental organization (NGO) that connects the world to handmade textiles of Peru; helping to preserve ancient craft techniques and empower indigenous artisans.
Threads of Peru educates the world about the unique beauty and cultural significance of the Quechua people and their textile traditions through our website, community tours, and international sales. In so doing, we promote sustainable solutions for economic and social development that contribute to the health, education and well-people of indigenous weavers and their families.
Aside from minimal administration and operations costs, all profits from textile sales are reinvested in the communities themselves, focusing on projects such as weaving capacitation and skill building, family planning and nutritition, self-organization and cultural exchange.
We offer both short-term and long-term volunteer positions as well as internships for undergraduate or recently graduated professionals, mainly on location in Cusco but occasionally for projects available to be worked on remotely. If your skillset doesn't match one of our current listing, we welcome you to contact us and submit a brief proposal for your own volunteer position.
Important for all applicants!
When reviewing applications (volunteer or intern) we follow these general guidelines:
Why volunteer fees?
We know traveling is expensive but as a nonprofit organization, we kindly request that you help support the growth of our project by making a donation to our volunteer and intern program. Threads of Peru does not take any profit from these fees, which will be instead applied to offering the most exciting and professionally beneficial experiences we are able. This includes the following: