Thursday, 22 February 2018


This house, our house,
It has everything here:
wood, stone, water, earth
and in minga I built it.

Alfredo Mires Ortiz, "Coplita of the coplares: The singing of the songs in campesino couplets"

The site of the Network of Rural Libraries of Cajamarca was and continues to be built in minga, in collective and voluntary work, with the effort and dedication of many of our fellow librarians and coordinators.

This construction takes a long time and never ends because it grows as our family grows too.

For the latest advances we have had the support of Esperanza TM, from Belgium, a fraternal organization formed by our long-term friends. Thus we can continue to build and rebuild spaces to house us in the Network's decision-making and training meetings.

This makes the house not only a house: fifteen hundred years ago, San Isidoro de Sevilla said that house was a room of sticks and branches to get together and protect oneself from the cold.

This house of ours does not stop gathering, it does not stop sheltering and protecting us.

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