Consistently listed as one of the best trekking routes in the world, the Santa Cruz Trek takes hikers through Peru’s Cordillera Blanca, past magical scenery and multiple 18,000ft peaks. Hikers also pass through some of Peru’s most remote villages. One of these villages is Huaripampa. Although it sees a stream of trekkers from around the world, Huaripampa remains removed from society, lacking even basic amenities like reliable power.
Our previous outreach in Peru has focused primarily on the village of Pashpa, and we are excited to be expanding to Huaripampa this year. Both Pashpa and Huaripampa have been essential parts of making our Peruvian treks what they are, and we believe in our social obligation to give back. In partnership with Goal Zero and Dell Computers, we are constructing modern computer centers in both villages. Work on the computer center in Pashpa, Peru is underway, and when it is completed in mid-2017, our volunteers will move on to Huaripampa. There, they will work with local craftsmen to sand and paint the building, install a solar power system, furnish the building, and get the computers up and running.
With the computer labs in Huaripampa and the nearby village of Pashpa as flagship projects, HOP hopes to connect villages throughout Peru to the rest of the world. It is our hope that with the right tools and education, people in these villages can better equip themselves for the modern world, and improve their community’s health, economy, and future.
Over 1,000 people living in the villages of Pashpa and Huaripampa
Education and connection to the modern world
We project that by June of 2017, 450 people in Pashpa will have access to computers and internet
We will begin construction in Huaripampa, and plan to provide computers and internet access to an estimated 400 additional people