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Adam Stieglitz, co-founder of the Andes Alliance for Sustainable Development, leads a discussion to hone questions for an upcoming survey. Alliance staffers, volunteers, and students frequently canvas local and remote communities to learn what can be done to help.
Victoriano drives along the route stretching from Calca to Lares in the Urubamba Mountains. Aaron Ebner and Adam Stieglitz never drive themselves to Lares. Instead, they rely on professional drivers to negotiate the busy and winding mountain road.
"The High Road" is the story of Adam Stieglitz and Aaron Ebner, two Middlebury Institute at Monterey graduates who have thrown out the traditional approach of NGOs (Non-Governmental Organizations) in favor of a more community-driven model in the remote Andean communities of Peru. Carolyn Kormann of the New Yorker and I spent five days following Aaron and Adam as they traveled between Calca and Lares Valley visiting schools and farms that work with their organization, the Andes Alliance for Sustainable Development. Thanks to Aaron Ebner, Adam Stieglitz, Julio Cesar Nina, Chris Miller, Gaelen Hayes, Carolyn Kormann, Pamela Fogg, and Matt Jennings for their hard work pulling this piece together.