The Q’ewar Project, a social work initiative begun in early 2002, is situated in the rural highlands of the Andes Mountains in Peru, South America. By providing open, bright and comfortable workshops where the beautiful handcrafted dolls, doll clothing and other articles are created, Q’ewar has created an atmosphere which fosters self-esteem, personal growth and a way to gain economic independence through learning life skills in a community setting.
Productive and artistic work, either in the workshops or on the Q’ewar land, is done by both women and men, most of whom live in the village of Andahuaylillas. The Q’ewar school, Wawa Munakuy (“giving love to the children” in the Quechua language) care for the youngest preschoolers of the working women, as well as conducting classes for primary school age children.
We hope you will have a moment to look inside and read how the Q’ewar Project started, enjoy the latest news and photos in the Gallery as well as see the beautifully crafted dolls and knitted items Q’ewar sells around the world.
You can reach Director Julio Herrera at telephone number +51 984 604048.