About the project
In 2010, a group of friends from university, currently professionals in the area of development communication, dedicated their internship to a social project in the community of Tankarpata. They finally decided to continue with the project because of the various problems caused by the economic and social inequalities. At the end of the year, the project became a non-profit civil association, known as « CooperarPerú». The objective of this association is to help to improve the development of the rural community of Tankarpata and its children. In spite of its proximity to the city of Cusco, the community of Tankarpata does not have access to drinking water and does not have any sewers. It directly affects the health of the families and their children. Besides, it can be seen in the scholar development of the children. Alcoholism is also present in some families, which often generates abuses and violent behaviors. Today, Cooperar Peru works in the area of education, health and community development, with more than 50 children, between 3 and 14 years old.
Help to finance the support of the local community!
Already financed: 3%
About the homestay
Founded on December 15th, 2011, the Caja Magica Hostal unites travelers from around the world and invites visitors to Cusco to participate in sustainable tourism. Conveniently located just 5 blocks from Cusco’s main square, in the picturesque neighborhood of San Blas, The Caja Magica is a relaxed and fun environment where you can connect with other tourists and volunteers, and get to know Cusco. The homestay offers a comfortable and colorful environment. has a front desk service with a tour desk, where guests can request information on tours and activities, such as Machupicchu trips, walking tours, treks, busses and many more.
- Rooms & price per night:
Shared room (10 beds) 7 USD Shared room (8 beds) 8 USD Shared room (6 beds) 9 USD Twin room with private bathroom 22 USD Single room 11 USD
- Food & Drinks: Bar & breakfast
- Amenities: Free WIFI, kitchen for guests, sun deck, BBQ facilities, terrace, garden
- Leisure: Library, game room, evening entertainment, karaoke