Kallpachacuy is a Quechua word that means “strength”. At Kallarisunchis, it is the name of a group of older adults who live in very low income households, some living in extreme poverty. Many of them have been abandoned by their families and live alone.
The dream of Kallpachacuy is that someday they will have their own senior center where they can hold their meetings and have a place where those most in need can stay when they have nowhere else to go. Presently, they meet in our rented space in the Plaza de Armas de San Jeronimo, Cusco.