Delivering the goods in the sierra

 As well as providing for our children's refuge, which is our core activity, we try as far as possible to work in the wider community. We are able to distribute some of the donated goods which come in our annual cargo from the UK among communities in the high sierra which, particularly in winter, suffer from extreme temperatures due to the altitude. In July 2016 we visited a community in the north of the Ayacucho province to distribute warm blankets and knitted goods.

 

 

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Posted on 26 July 2016 and filed under News from Peru

More from our 'Secret Garden'

We do our best to be self sufficient but have many mouths to feed. Some of our recent crops have included the following:

Yuca: this is a crop that originated in the Americas but is now mostly grown in Africa. It is also known as cassava, manioc or arrowroot  and is used among other things to make delicious yuca chips, flour and tapioca. Its tuberous root is an important world source of carbohydrates, and is gluten free, though it does contain arsenic.

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Posted on 25 July 2016 and filed under News from Peru

Huamantanga, our local market

We try to grow some of our own food in our kitchen garden but with over 50 children plus staff to feed every day we need our local market too.

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Posted on 24 July 2016 and filed under News from Peru

Rotary Clubs support our library

We were delighted to have the support of two Rotary Clubs [Fleet and Hart in Hampshire] for our library, with the purchase of new books, materials and some  school uniforms for our children. 

We are always pleased to have contacts with Rotary Clubs, so please be in touch via information@projectperu.org.uk

For more on our library see http://www.projectperu.org.uk/our-work/library.htm

 

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Posted on 11 July 2016 and filed under News from Peru