As in the past, we continue to apply for grants from major funding institutions, though
in common with other organizations working in the Andean regions of Peru we find such
funds increasingly hard to obtain. In part this is the result of Peru being classed
statistically as a middle-income country following the progress of its economy in
recent years. However, the highland communities whom we are trying to serve have not
shared in the economic benefits enjoyed by those living on the coast. Many are
still officially defined as living in conditions of “extreme poverty”.
To maintain our work to improve the lives of these communities, to find solutions to the effects of climate change and to promote responsible stewardship of the Andean environment, we rely crucially on the generosity of existing and new friends and upon voluntary help.
The following are the ways in which assistance would be particularly welcome:
Send a Cheque:
Please send us a cheque payable to "The Cusichaca Trust" and post to:
St. Peter's, Farm Lane, Crawley, Witney, Oxon OX29 9TL.
If you are a UK tax-payer and would like the Cusichaca Trust to be able to claim Gift Aid with your donation, please enclose a completed Gift Aid form. Forms are easily downloadable from the internet via hmrc.gov.uk/charities
If you are kind enough to support us we would of course be happy to discuss where your money might go and provide progress reports on how it is being used.
Voluntary Help We very much appreciate interested voluntary assistance. Co-ordinated professional or graduate support in the field or laboratory can be extremely valuable and in the UK we are often grateful for help, especially if you have experience as an administrator, fund-raiser, as an archivist (to help with the Trust's substantial and scientifically valuable Andean archive) or in web-site development.
Do please get in touch with Dr. Ann Kendall at