|Felipe Umbert (left), Paulino Holgado (center), Enrique Umbert (right)|
Mr. Paulino Holgado, originally from the local town of Totora – a stone’s throw from the location of MLP’s ‘Colpa Lodge’ (3rd lodge in the Salkantay) – and community leader, was the first local person to express a desire to join MLP in its entrepreneurship efforts, by making an investment. To the surprise of his friends and neighbors, Mr. Holgado represents a visionary position for the local communities as they continue to develop and prepare themselves to embrace tourism under a more coordinated and sustainable environment.
We are proud and happy to have Mr. Paulino Holgado as part of Mountain Lodges of Peru, and hope this is only the beginning of a positive, sustainable and more revolutionary change towards social inclusion in the area.
Alongside this initiative MLP is also the main sponsor of YANAPANA PERU, MLP’s non-profit organizational partner, dedicated to various social responsibility and environmental sustainability projects in the Salkantay area, ranging from education, to nutrition and health, to Andean women empowerment, amongst others.
If you would like to know how YOU can create a positive impact, please contact us at info@mountainlodgesofperu.