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Biblioteca Khiskaluru

Quick Facts

Inaugurated February 2011

BiblioWorks’ 8th library

Municipal Library

4 hours from Sucre

BiblioWorks inaugurated its eighth library in Tomina on February 14, 2011. The region enjoys a subtropical climate and depends on the cultivation of crops such as oregano and corn. The unusual name of Biblioteca Khiskalura comes from the Quechua name for a cactus that grows only here. Local beliefs teach that long ago the area was inhabited only by the khiskaluru. The town of Tomina was born from the cactus, and all subsequent residents are its descendants.

Local teachers and authorities were instrumental in the opening of Biblioteca Khiskaluru. The town remains active in the library’s management and the local government has provided a range of resources, including computers for patrons to use.

Get Involved!

Donate! Your donations at work in Tomina:

  • $25 will fund a training workshop with local teachers
  • $50 will provide a sexual education workshop for teenagers
  • $100 will go toward the purchase of a new computer for library patrons

Volunteer in Tomina
Continue past projects by teaching English classes and working with the children’s club, or propose your own idea to encourage literacy and build community in Tomina.

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