Titilaka also works hand in hand with a nonprofit that supports communities around the lake. We make a payment on behalf of every guest, and you will also have a chance to give back personally, by making your own donation or visiting a local village.
Additionally, we are in the process of starting up our own Foundation and have already begun work on the following projects that will eventually be channeled through that Foundation.
Titilaka has funded and organized a weaving project, involving workshops by Klaud, a Lima-based fashion company that promotes new iterations of traditional Andean textiles. Already more than 50 local people have participated in the free workshops intended to allow them to use their ancestral skills to create contemporary products which, we hope, will give them new income.
We also support the local school, including funding an English teacher and offering workshops and lecture series aimed at improving vocational skills. We will eventually be offering internships at Titilaka.
Titilaka helps our neighboring communities to advance technologically, supporting them in identifying needs and then meeting them, with everything from potable water to WiFi, to empower these communities to decide their own development paths.