Alpaca Expeditions was created with a focus on our community. There are lots of companies that trek the Andes, but unfortunately many of the companies do not seem to remember their roots and what makes our culture so special. And too many people have forgotten about those in need. We have always done things differently. We provide all our team with proper equipment for free, health insurance and good wages. We are fully aware that we would not have a company without the hard work of our “Green Machine” and we are focused on helping to make sure they are well taken care of.
Last weekend we began our social work project of visiting a local community to make sure they have the resources they need for the people, and specifically the kids, to prosper. We will focus on a different village every year and have begun with the Wakatinku village. This is an amazing village that a lot of our team calls home. We plan to visit once a month with different initiatives. We began with supplies for the kids for school and provided a little break from their regular routine and introduced them to a clown, something most kids had admitted to never seeing before. You can read all about our visit… Alpaca’s Social Project.
But this is just the beginning. Next month we plan on working with them to plant trees. And we have begun collecting books to fill their library shelves with books for the kids to read and enjoy.
So many of you have asked how you can help. Any type of donation is needed – from hats to books so if you have some in your house and there is extra room in your luggage pack some and we will make sure they get in the appropriate hands. And for those of you with more time, come with us and help us plant trees or give out treats. Not only is it a wonderful experience, but these communities are beautiful and the local people would love to show you their home.
We know we can still do more and would love to hear from you on some suggestions on how you think we can help.