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The beginning of Makipuray

Starting a new challenge with the Alpacas

rain 19 °C

I m still remenber that day when i went to RAN : RAN a comunity close to Sibayo. Well , not very close, we had to walk for hours to find this comunity . I think after this trip Carole by that time she was a photographer.After that she started her own company selling alpaca sweaters.
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I still have in my head , the image when a baby alpaca died in front of my face .. why? Because she was weak , and sick. Why the Alpacas died so easy? . Talking with the Locals, who told me is because of the coldness and the bad quality of grass that they used to eat.They told me and they need , kind of shelters to protect their pregnant alpacas and the babies one.
I tried so hard to find any help from another countries, but nobody listened me. I only had the hopes from some people. Thanks God, Kumar my dear friend from Uk is going to help us .. I feel so great about that.
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Also talking about the production with the alpaca wool, is very depressing too. So i decide to start to offer their products in Europe but improving the quality of designe and wool.
I know , i have a lot of energy to do many things in my life , but also is great if i have the help of people that you trusted. That the reason i explained my dream idea about the alpacas to my dear friends Tuti And Jon. I think i chose the right people for this proyect. SO this last weekend i went wit them to introduce them, the comunities , the people, the artisans......They liked also the proyect , they want to help me in this new proyect .. we knoe is not gping to be Easy, but at the same time is challenging.
Jon, he sis giving us great ideas , also Tuti has a very good point of view about the project.
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Now, i want to learn everithing about the production and how to offer their products. This weekend im going to Puno to visit a old friend i met many years ago from france who is working at the same business , and i can feel will be a very good meeting.
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The name of the prpyect is MAKIPURAY , is a quechua word and means " made or worked by hands", is not wonderful??Is only the beginning and i m already soo excited.
Any question how to get Sibayo you can contact me to katicita@gmail.com

Big hugs for you
Kathy

Posted by katyinperu 09:47 Archived in Peru Tagged ecotourism

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Kathy,

I enjoyed your story...so how is the Makipuray project going? Heading to peru in June!

23.03.2007 by Marizerep

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