25 June 2010
preview: july project | karikuy | lima, peru
Where is Lima, Peru? Lima is the capital and largest city of Peru (the 5th largest city in Latin America). It is located in the valleys of the Chillón, Rímac and Lurín rivers, on a coast overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Lima has only 1284 hours of sunshine a year; 28.6 hours in July.
About Karikuy: Founded by Julio C. Tello on September 4th 2007, the Karikuy Organization was created with the vision of bringing people from all walks of life together to experience Peru like few have. From remote ceremonies to hidden metropolitan hot spots, Karikuy guides you in exploring Peru in ways that few agencies do. Karikuy drops you in the center of one of the most colorful cultures on earth, aiming to widen your view of the world through social and traditional tourism. An old Inca saying defines the organization and its goals, Karikuy; "to live life with an open heart". Karikuy applies this motto in the way business is conducted, always thoughtful of our customers who in turn become friends and collaborators. More then just a business Karikuy is phase one of a broader project of social development.
How I will help: I will help build the largest informational database on all things Peru on the Internet. The project began in late January 2009. The Perupedia project will begin with wikipedia style homepages for all the major Provinces of Peru and gradually expand outwards providing travel, weather, entertainment and news information respectively.