Ccaccaccollo Community Association of Artisans and Agricultural Producers

Name: Ccaccaccollo Community Association of Artisans and Agricultural Producers
City: Taray N° of Members: 43
Country: Peru Year of formation: 2005
Website: http://https://www.planeterra.org/peru-women-s-weaving-co-op-projects-23.php Twitter: Link
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Since 2005, Planeterra has been working with the Ccaccaccollo community to develop a women’s weaving cooperative based there in the community. Most G Adventures (adventure travel company) groups are able to visit this community as part of the Sacred Valley Tour and Day Tour. Here they meet the women and learn about all the stages of the weaving process: hand-spinning the wool, dying the wool using natural dyes, and participating in a weaving demonstration. Travelers purchase high quality textiles directly from the women who made them. This is the primary function of the weaving co-op. They are currently receiving capacity-building and product training and assistance in linking them to local markets to increase revenue beyond visitors to their community.

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