About us

"The Responsible People Foundation" is a non-profit organization, that seeks for dayly environmental and communities problems for INVESTIGATE THEM, STUDYING THEM and FIND SOLUTIONS ensuring the long term viability of the planet and development of communities for current and future generations.


Established in 2010, by Tour Operator company Tierras Vivas’ founder, Edwin Edgar Caviedes and Ruth Soledad Caceres Rodriguez, Responsible People Foundation is a non-profit organization that has contributed to towards projects in areas of social enterprise, healthcare, conservation, and emergency response.


The Responsible People Foundation is registered under Peru’s Not-for- Profit Organization Act. With an annual contribution from Tierras Vivas to support our operating costs as well as a significant portion of project development costs, Responsible People can invest 100% of public and corporate donations towards project development


Why we are different?



Enterprises associated to "The Responsible People Foundation" are uniquely linked with the tourism value chain of communities. The businesses are self-sustaining thanks to travelers that come to Perú.


While other development models typically generate positive results in a period of over a 3 to 5 years, our projects see positive returns within the first year. In the case of some of our earliest projects we have seen continual growth for over a year.


Responsible People Model



As a social enterprise incubator in the tourism industry, we work with groups involved in community development projects related with our business model. Our projects include services and products that are part of the tourism value chain, like: Meals, Accommodation, Handicrafts, Transport, and Experiences.


By providing training and grants to habitants of communities and including their service or product into itinerary of a tour, we are able to provide a foundation of customers to communities, making the project successful and sustainable over the long-term.


The Effect



"Responsible People Foundation" means the beggining of a change. Once a social enterprise starts running, the impacts start seen and multiply within the community. We believe that tourism can be the greatest method of wealth distribution, and we’re out to prove it.


Wildlife of the Sierra

02 August 2018
The Andes of Peru have been heavily populated by wildlife for thousands of years, In Inca times all types of Andean wildlife enjoyed a form of protection, and although periodic hunts occurred, these were few and the privilege of the ruling class. After the Spanish conquest and the breakdown of the Inca infrastructure, wild animals were hunted indiscriminately and consequently suffered a population decline which was further advanced by ...
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Salkantay Trek Guide

31 July 2018
The Salkantay Trail is an old alternative path to the Inca Trail, along the route you can see beautiful landscapes with ecological diversity of flora and fauna, an excellent trekking route for adventure-loving travelers. Also this excursion is denominated as one of the alternate routes to reach the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. This hike takes its name from the magnificent Nevado Salkantay, a natural work belonging to the Vilcabamba ...
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Daily Life in the Andes

30 July 2018
The route to most villages in the Andes is a narrow, graded-earth road, in the winter baked concrete-solid under the fierce dry-season sun, in the summer awash with torrents of rain, slick with mud, narrowed or closed by rock-slides. These roads wind tortuously through the mountains, making complicated switchbacks up and down thier flanks or following deep river valleys. The vehicles that ply them, the means of transportation readily ...
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How far in advance do I need to book the Inca Trail

13 July 2018
How far in advance do I need to Book the Inca Trail? Usually all adventure travellers ask this question. How long in advance you need to book?  - 6, 5 or 3 month or 1 year in advance?. The Inca Trail is the most popular hike to Machu Picchu and the most famous of the world. On 2019, the Ministry of Culture and Sernanp created the new regulations and ...
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Nazca Lines Mystery

11 July 2018
The Nazca Lines mystery with centuries of history still remains unresolved today. Why are they there? What meaning do they have? What was its function? How old are you? Were the Nazca really the ones who made them? Though the Nazca Lines are difficult to see from the ground due to their enormus size, some can be seen from nearby hillsides. It´s widely believed that the lines were first properly ...
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Av. Tupac Amaru PP-10B Santiago - Cusco - Peru
Phone: +51 84 217 551

Mail: ruth@responsiblepeople.org