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Women sit on a bench against the wall, knitting while a girl in a long skirt stands in the middle of the room

Quiritimayo Community Centre 2022

  • STARTED APRIL 1, 2022

This Centre, run by ACIES, serves the children, youth and adults of Quiritimayo, a marginal neighbourhood in Cajamarca made up principally of Indigenous families who have recently migrated to...

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children in blue pinnies that say "Reding Club" sit at tables in a room while one girl stands at the front and reads

Post-Pandemic Recovery in the Zaña Valley

  • STARTED APRIL 1, 2022

Latidos continues to help families in the Zaña Valley recover from the impact of COVID-19 on health (including mental health and nutrition) and education.

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silhouette of a parade by rural Andean people

New Edition of the Campesino Encyclopedia

  • STARTED NOVEMBER 1, 2021

With travel restrictions lifted in mid-2021, Rural Libraries Network again took up its goal to publish and distribute a revised edition of the Enciclopedia Campesina.

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boys and girls in a circle bending over exercising

Reducing COVID-19’s Impact in the Zaña Valley

  • COMPLETED 2022

Latidos helped families in the Zaña Valley secure healthy food, masks and cleaning supplies and provided them with both educational support and mental health workshops and counselling.

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Quiritimayo Community Centre 2021

  • COMPLETED 2022

This centre, run by ACIES, had 3 lines of action: help children and youth express themselves in drawing and words; empower women through small income generation projects and mutual...

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mother helps her son, a boy of about 6, with coloured blocks

Supporting People with Disabilities 2021

  • COMPLETED 2022

For a third year, Heart-Links is funding a project, run by Madre Oliva Association, that provides much-needed support to a group of families in Nuevo Mocupe, a number of...

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A circle of Peruvians reading together, outside

New Edition of the Campesino Encyclopedia

  • COMPLETED 2021

The Enciclopedia Campesina is a collection of 20 volumes that gathers stories and knowledge from across the mountainous region surrounding the town of Cajamarca. It is the cornerstone of...

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The city of Cajamarca

Expression in Drawing, Words & Weaving

  • COMPLETED 2021

This project, run by ACIES, has 3 lines of action: develop the capacity of youth and children to express themselves in drawing and words; work with rural women to...

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Live and Travel with Words

  • COMPLETED 2021

This project seeks to strengthen the role of the library in promoting reading and writing among community members of all ages and to demonstrate to the people of Zaña...

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Mothers and children stand in front of an adobe wall

Supporting People with Disabilities 2020

  • COMPLETED 2020

For a second year, Heart-Links is funding a project, run by Madre Oliva Association, that provides much-needed support to a group of families in Nuevo Mocupe, a number of...

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