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Sarah's Rural Library Fund

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Supporting the volunteers of The Rural Libraries high in the Andes in Cajamarca, Northern Peru in memory of Sarah Heery. The Rural Libraries in Cajamarca is much more than a library - volunteer librarians walk with books on their backs travelling up to 2 days at a time to remote farms, 3000m and higher, to deliver books to an extensive network of 556 libraries which are kept in peoples' homes high in the Andes. There are 74000 registered members and many more 'listening readers' who benefit from this inspiring project.

The libraries have been responsible for publishing 130 different books on practical subjects including farming, natural dyeing, weaving and hat making, all to keep the local indigenous skills alive. They have transcribed the traditional tales from the elders into stories that are then retold by the children and adults who are learning to read. They have written books on how to use the local herbs for medicines.

Sarah's Rural Library Fund is the main source of funding for this worthwhile project kept alive by volunteers. The money raised goes towards the expenses of the co-ordinators, the publication and acquisition of books, training the volunteers and upkeep of the central building. Your support is vital to help them continue their work.
Muchas gracias.

Charity No: 1144970

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