Make your time in Peru truly memorable, and help us make Huilloc kitchens smoke free!
- Working alongside the people of Huilloc to install healthy cook stoves in some of the home in the community
- Returning home with an intimate insight into the fascinating Andean culture
Huilloc is located in a remote corner of the Sacred Valley, a 25-minute drive from Ollantaytambo, in a district known for its customary traditions of back strap weaving. The community is home to 200 families.
The households rely on wood to burn in their rudimentary open fire cook stoves. The cook stoves produce a thick smoke that hangs in the air, trapped within the confines of the small kitchens. Mostly it’s the women and children who inhale the smoke during meal preparation, spending up to eight hours a day in the kitchen.
According to the World Health Organization the inhalation of indoor smoke has been linked to pneumonia in children, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, low birth weight babies and lung cancer.
This is an opportunity for you and your travelling companion/s (minimum of 2 traveller required) to extend your time in Peru to work alongside the the Huilloc community to install healthy cook stoves in their kitchens. You will stay in local homestays, our cook will prepare all the meals while you are at Huilloc and the local community will warmly welcome you. The local women will give a weaving demonstration and the local men will show us how they tend to the fields and pay respect to pachamama (earth mother).
US$200 of the trip cost is a donation to the World Expeditions Foundations’ Huilloc Healthy Cook Stove Project and will contribute to the cost of the cook stove materials, transport of the materials to Huilloc and also the wages of an expert to oversee the installations.
DISCOUNT: For travellers already booked on a Peru trip with World Expeditions, we’ll extend a 10% discount off the price of this trip. Thank you for lending a helping hand on your holiday!