Though the Quechua people of Peru have the written Scriptures, the illiteracy rate in the Quechua population is still very high. Runa Simi has seen the desperate need for literacy training, especially among the women. Runa Simi women have developed a Bible based literacy program.  Runa Simi´s literacy teachers do training throughout the year in different towns to train church leaders to teach women and men how to read using bible based materials. New readers who complete the course and demonstrate their skill in reading receive a Bible.