Instances of Community Involvement


I always say that one of the most important aspects of Alma is how involved we are in the communities we work in. It is a prerequisite that parents are included in our projects, and in order to ensure a lasting relationship, we get involved in some community affairs as well.

When visiting our Biblioteca Project in Huadhua this week, I was told that the mother who was in charge of cooking lunch that day didn’t show up due to an emergency. The good news however, is that one of our own teachers, Walter, picked up the slack and cooked lunch for the students himself!

In rural Andean communities, people say that people “se hace querer”, which loosely translates to mean that you must make people like you. Though it sounds a little harsh when translated into English, in practice it is a tradition of being accommodating, generous, and helpful. Walter is an expert!