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Who Are We?
Living Heart’s small but dedicated team of passionate, experienced people base their operations in the small town of Pisac, in the Sacred Valley near Cusco.
We place great emphasis on the importance of talking with and understanding a community in order to effectively work there. To this end, we employ local Peruvians to develop agreements with the members of the communities based on their social structure and local politics. We believe that our local knowledge and good reputation is a result of collaborating with the local people – who in turn have responsibilities within our initiatives.
The employment and training of native (Quechua speaking) Peruvians ensures Living Heart empowers local people – the people at the heart of the projects – to help themselves and their community, whilst simultaneously helping Living Heart to understand and respect their culture and religion.
Living Heart pays all its staff local salaries that reflect the economic situation of the locality in which it works, and happily benefits from the charitable services of a both a local dedicated lawyer and accountant.
Living Heart also receives a limited number of professional foreign volunteers from varying walks of life. See our Volunteer section for testimonials of past volunteers and information on how you could get involved.