The Q'eros live and work high in the Andes Mountains of Peru. These native people, which have been largely hidden & isolated for the past 500 years, possess an ancient spiritual knowledge which originates directly from the Incas. This knowledge, which is still largely unknown, encourages people to be more aware of the need to change the ways in which we interact with each other and our planet Earth. Q'eros healers have recently begun to travel to Machu Picchu, to Western Europe, including the Netherlands, to carry that message. The Q'eros still speak in their ancient language, the Quechua (pronounced "Ketsjuwa"). For most of their existence, they have had only very limited and rare contacts with the Peruvian government or the church. Consequently, they continue to live in their traditional way of life and are largely self-supporting. They live in 5 tiny villages, each consisting of about 30-35 individual houses at an altitude of 3,350 meters. Hatun Q'eros is the principal village. They grow several crops, including potatos, tend their llamas and alpacas, all in the old traditional way, as did the Incas long before.