Country: Peru
Location: Ollantaytambo
Dates: Fall/Winter
Project Length: Two Weeks
Application Deadline: January 31st 2017
Project ID: 1634_Peru


Founded in 1999, this NGO’s mission is to collaborate with the greater Ollantaytambo community to create economic opportunities and improve social well-being.  Through their collaboration they envision highly skilled Andean women artisans engaged in the market economy, running successful cooperative businesses, and leading their communities out of poverty. Their goal is to promote social inclusion - they work with women, low-income families and other marginalized groups to help them obtain stronger economic foundations through access to new economic markets. The Organization envisions productive and thoughtful collaboration between local and international communities in order to foster positive, sustainable development. 


The focus will be documenting this NGO’s work based in 5 various Project sites.   Specifically it will involve photographing and/or capturing video footage of the entire artisan process from beginning to end: the sheering of the alpaca, the sorting and cleaning process, spinning and dying of the yarn, and then the creation of the final artisan product.   As well, time will be spent documenting life and work at the Organization’s various cooperatives. 



  • Some knowledge of Spanish or Quchua
  • Experience in overseas development
  • Experience travelling abroad in developing nations


  • Experience in photo-documentary or photojournalism
  • Proficient in videography
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Ability to withstand some travel on foot/hiking in high altitude region 
  • Adaptable to new and different situations, flexible and patient



Click here to learn about what program fees cover.


  • Photographer and/or videographers are advised to read our Photographer and Videographer Selection Criteria and our Code of Ethics before applying.
  • A complete membership application includes your application form and your $25 application fee. (still accurate?)
  • Photographers & videographers selected are responsible for fundraising their PWB Program Fee and other project-related costs.