Archives for May 4, 2016

KUSIKUY & Reader to Reader Help with Literacy Support

KUSIKUY & Reader to Reader Help with Literacy Support

Main Street - Church tower in distance.

The paving stone streets of Arani, a Bolivian Colonial village.

KUSIKUY is proud to be partnering with Reader to Reader to bring a free donation of brand new books to the children of Arani, Bolivia.  A small colonial town an hour’s drive from the city of Cochabamba, Arani has little internet access and is plagued by drought, poverty and migration.  Almost 30% of the town’s original 3,500 inhabiants have moved elsewhere in search of jobs and a better livelihood.

However Arani is also the home of one of KUSIKUY’s finest knitting groups, La Imillia.  The La Imillia knitters will be the ones directing the book donations and distribution.  In December KUSIKUY will bring more books computers and technical games, to share with local students.


Arani knitters will help to further improve literacy in their town.