What does Puriyninchik mean?

Puriyninchik is a Quechua word that reflects the Christian and intercultural journey in the Andes of Peru. 

‘Puriy’ means to walk, to advance, to be in pilgrimage. ‘ninchik’ it is suffix that means our; but it also means in the same level, equal, side by side. It also means same accord and belonging.

Puriyninchik call us for our deep sense of belonging with family, community and God.


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What exactly do we do?

We bring books to children and teenagers for spontaneous reading. The Puriq Biblioteca is a library collection in a shape of retablo (Ayacuchan artistic altarpiece), so that we also promote the cultural identity.

We seek to be a friendly and safe alternative for children. Here, children and teenagers can learn more and have access to books in a fun and adventurous way.

Currently, we are working in three locations in Ayacucho: At Adulto Mayor Park Enace, Ayacucho; at Children’s park Jesús Nazareno in the district of Sarhua, a rural community of Quechua speakers.

How do we do?

  • We let the children and teenagers borrow the books and read then and there.
  • We help children with reading as needed.
  • We promote cultural activities and games in the public places, where the participation is open and spontaneous.

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