Yurac Yacu

Yurac Yacu Community Development Center

The Yurac Yacu Community Development Center houses educational rooms and small community businesses that generate income for local families and help fund ongoing education and skills training programs for local residents. The building of the center has been organized by Andean Alliance.

Local residents provided labor for their center and worked hand in hand with various volunteer groups who have come over the years to lend not only a helping hand but to also bring much needed donations to purchase materials. It would have been impossible to reach completion without all of this help.

The Yurac Yacu education centre at the foot of the Cordillera Blanca. Nevado Churup (5493m) cliffs the sky. 

Building the Yurac Yacu Community Development Center


The Community Center and it´s Café are finished and functioning according to the plan generating income for the families and providing educational programs for the children of the area.

The outdoor seating area of the Café.

2014 – 2017

The main structure for the Café was finished in 2013. The  “Chosas”, grass roofed eating areas and other sheltered spaces for shade and wind protection were built and finished in 2014 and 2015. The final module which houses the kiosk for the young local guides and the kiosk for the Women’s Knitting Group was finished in 2014. Volunteer groups arrived with much enthusiasm on donation to help complete the building.

Tearing down the wall for the new storage room.

Construction site above the terrace of the Yurac Yacu Café. Building Chosas and a herb and flower garden.

The wooden lounges are built out of wood, bamboo and straw.

2012 and 2013

Cafe and kitchen construction


Library construction


Breaking Ground and the first Educational Module

Inauguration of the new education center.

Construction of the first module of the Community Development Center (the Education Center) was completed in 2010 with inauguration of the Center held on December 4th.

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