Pass on the Gift Peru Sweepstakes Offers Trip to Cuzco, Peru

Alpaca tending fights hunger and empowers women in households

In an attempt to eradicate hunger and poverty, Garnet Hill and Heifer International offer the Pass on the Gift® in Peru Sweepstakes, which will award a trip for two to the ancient Incan Empire capital of Cuzco, Peru. The winners will work to foster sustainable development in the community while working on alpaca projects.

"Women's empowerment is at core of Heifer International's transformative work and the trip to Peru will highlight efforts to create income for women as household decision makers," said Cindy Jones-Nyland, executive vice president of marketing and resource development, in an email to The Daily Meal.

For a week winners will eat and work with local families while learning how to feed and tend to alpacas and seeing their wool made into blankets and ponchos and sold in markets.

Added Jones-Nyland, "The women in Heifer's Peru projects can sell their alpaca wool to processors or create traditional artisanal crafts to market directly to consumers."

This worthy project designed to help struggling families has potential to truly raise some awareness about poverty and women’s rights.

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You can enter every Wednesday here and the contest ends March 12, 2013.