Collecting chilca (L-R) Weaving teacher Daniel Sonqo, Kelsey Quam, Allison Haigler, Vaughn Tapella, Adam Haigler
During May Threads of Peru hosted three new volunteers - Adam and Allison Haigler (Olympia, Washington, USA) as well as Vaughn Tapella (Langley, British Columbia).
Adam did a study of water and water usage, while his wife Allison provided an in-depth report on dying processes observed in the communities. Adam´s blog atomhehgler.blogspot.com
Vaughn provided an interesting overview on the nutritional and environmental status of Chaullacocha and Chupani. He also volunteered for the travel agency Apus Peru where he provided an overview and suggestions for improvement in their environmental practices.
All three reports were well done and illuminating and so a big THANK YOU to all three for their time and contributions.
In May, Threads of Peru also farewelled long term volunteer Kelsey Quam, who was our first volunteer and had been with us since September 2009. We would like to thank Kelsey for her patience and persistence with the project. As the "guinea pig" we learned a lot alongside Kelsey about how to support volunteers and what are accurate expectations! We wish Kelsey all the best with her future endeavours, which we have no doubt will involve Peru, in one way or another!
Vaughn Tapella, Adam Haigler, Threads of Peru Community Liason Officer Urbano Huayna and Kelsey Quam in Chupani, May 2010. (Pic by A.Haigler)