Incawasi is fortunate to count on the professionalism and dedication of our wonderful staff. All of Incawasi’s paid staff are Peruvian and are either from Cajamarca or its neighboring regions.
July Leyva Bringas has been Incawasi’s administrator since April 2014.She earned her degree in psychology from Antonio Guillermo Urrelo University in Cajamarca in May 2014 and is a licensed psychologist. She initially joined Incawasi in 2012 and was responsible for organizing various workshops for beneficiaries to ensure that they were receiving the proper psychological support they need to thrive. As Incawasi’s administrator, she is oversees the Incawasi team, leads the process of bringing in new participants to the program, meets and collaborates with children’s families regularly and represents Incawasi at public events. She enjoys working in collaborative environments.
Eduardo Armando Miranda Callirgos joined Incawasi in March of 2017 as the Academic Coordinator. He works directly to develop tailored activities to meet individual student needs and regularly visits the public schools in which our beneficiaries study, to meet with their teachers and monitor their academic progress. Eduardo is a graduate of the Faculty of Education of the National University of Cajamarca specialising in Mathematics and Computer Science. His objective as part of the Incawasi team is to foster a positive environment that facilitates the learning of all of the children.
Sebastiana Mendoza Guadaña is Incawasi's beloved cook. She has single-handedly been preparing meals for the children and staff of Incawasi since 2006 with produce that she buys weekly from the local market. Her kitchen is a warm place where staff and volunteers can come for a warm cup of tea and nice chat, even as she peels, chops and fries. She is the proud mother of Yessica, Luis Ángel and Brayan.
Fredesvinda Ramos Vallejos, know as Señora Frede by volunteers and staff, is Incawasi’s cleaning lady. When the afternoon group leaves at 4:30, Señora Frede arrives to clean the classrooms, the kitchen and bathrooms and volunteer spaces, no matter how messy Incawasi gets after a long day of activities. She usually comes accompanied by one her teenage daughter Rosmeri.
The rest of the team is comprised of Peruvian and international volunteers, whose support is invaluable to Incawasi’s work.