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Ayni Center

Jr. Jose Maria Arguedas, J 13,

Urbanización Santa Mónica

Cusco, Perú

Our main website photo, at the top of this page, was taken by Ashli Akins. 



Cohort: Mosqoy 8

Community: Huayllabamba

Major: Hotel and Tourism Administration

Academic Institution: Khipu Institute

Silvia describes herself as: Fun, friendly, responsible

Hobbies: Reading stories, cooking, baking

Fun fact: Silvia’s community is on the Inca Trail, which leads to Machu Picchu

Favourite part about Mosqoy: Spending time with the other girls in the house

Birth year: 1996

Year started with Mosqoy: 2016

Expected graduation year: 2020

About Silvia: Although Silvia lived in Ollantaytambo and participated in the Sacred Valley Project throughout her secondary education, she has not forgotten about both the beauty and the challenges of her home community. Especially concerned about young, abandoned children, she dreams of someday opening a shelter for children from her community.

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“Si te caes, levántate y seguir viendo tu futuro.”


 “If you fall down, get up and continue to look towards your future.”