Service Visits: Cusco

Christian, Evan, Joe and Matthew are completing their service assignments in and around the city of Cusco. The Cusco region is located in the Andes of southeastern Perú. The region’s capital city of Cusco, which sits at just over 11,000 ft., was once the capital of the Inca empire and is a major tourist destination. Incan stonework still be seen throughout the city and outlying areas, blended together with Spanish colonial architecture.

Christian is living in San Jerónimo, on the outskirts of Cusco, and is working in his host family’s carpentry business. Evan and Joe are living in the town of Lucre, about 30 minutes outside of Cusco. Evan is teaching English to primary students at Escuela 50513 Yanamanchi, and Joe is living and working with the Ayma Clemente family. Matthew is living about 20 minutes further down the road in the town of Andahuaylillas, where he is working with choirs in the town’s chapter of Sinfonía por el Perú.