The Q’ente Society Textile Revitalization Programme works directly with hundreds of weaving cooperatives based in the Sacred Valley (most of whom are female) and gives them an outlet to sell their textiles to North America. This connects women’s often unacknowledged labour with a fair income source, fostering financial independence in their families, greater provision for their children, and a central, respected place in the rural economy. Furthermore, it renews cultural pride and enhances the perceived worth of textiles in both Quechua and non-Quechua communities.
Mosqoy also supports sustainable tourism through their Field School, in which they offer Canadians the opportunity to become more conscious & responsible when travelling. They encourage travellers to understand their impact on the communities they visit while inspiring them to think compassionately and critically about international development issues. They aim to support local reputable businesses and learn from community members about their culture, with 100% of the profits returning to local community members & Mosqoy’s charitable programs.