Project Peru in 2017- some dates for your diary

We raise funds with minimal overheads to suppport our refuge in Peru; please help us to do this.

Sunday 19th March 2017 LENTEN LUNCH, GUILDFORD;http://projectperu.org.uk/uk-activities/catering/lenten-lunch.htm

Saturday 29th April 2017: FARNCOMBE SPRING FAIR, GODALMING

Sunday 21st May; SPONSORED CYCLE and STROLL, ALICE HOLT FOREST, near FARNHAM, SURREY ; http://projectperu.org.uk/uk-activities/sponsored-events/alice-holt-sponsored-cycle-or-stroll-for-children-and-families---2011.htm

Friday 7th July–Saturday 15th July: SALE OF PERUVIAN CRAFTS, GUILDFORD CRAFT FESTIVAL, GUILDFORD HIGH STREET: http://projectperu.org.uk/uk-activities/craft-sales/craft-sales.htm 

Saturday 9th Sept-Wednesday 13th September 2017: ANNUAL GUILDFORD TO PARIS SPONSORED BIKE RIDE: http://projectperu.org.uk/uk-activities/sponsored-events/sponsored-events.htm

 

December 2017: our next Christmas Appeal

See our 2016 campaign on https://www.justgiving.com/ProjectPeruChristmasAppeal2016

Posted on 13 January 2017 and filed under Opportunities, Events, Guildford to Paris, Recent Events, Craft Stalls, Catering

A fairer slice of the cake this year?

It's amazing the difference a cake can make to the lives of children trapped in the circle of poverty. One cake raffled, sold or auctioned for us this Christmas...along with other ingenious ways of using a cake to trigger donations..means that one child from our refuge will be able to afford to go to the local State school for a year, paying for uniforms, school materials, books and much more, or that four of our older students will be able to attend further education courses for a month. And we have 18 of these cakes being raffled around the UK this Christmas, including some in Birmingham, Edinburgh, Manchester, Newcastle, Shrewsbury, London [Ealing, Walthamstow, Wandsworth], Faversham, Littlehampton, and in the Guildford area [Guildford, Milford, Dunsfold].

Here are some more examples of this year's cakes.

All the ingredients, professional baking, icing and decorating are donated so that every penny of the money raised goes directly to support the education of the children in our refuge in Peru.

You can help too by just making a donation. If you would like to donate to this cause anyway please send a donation marked 'Christmas cakes' to http://www.charity choice.co.uk/project-peru-5466; OR while you are spending time shopping online this season [or any time really!] why not consider this? http://projectperu.org.uk/news/2016/11/01/easy-fundraising-for-project-peru-when-shopping-online.htm

Click here for more cakes in 2016

Posted on 20 November 2016 and filed under Opportunities, Catering

Project Peru: our annual Lenten Lunch

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sunday 20th March 2016; BOOKING IN ADVANCE IS ESSENTIAL  ...BUT...if you can't join us you could always give us a donation on http://www.charitychoice.co.uk/project-peru-5466/donate 

Don't miss this; it's one of our regular fundraising events and can fill up very quickly.

1230; St. Joseph's Church Hall, Guildford GU1 4DA

Do come with your friends and family to share our delicious two course lunch.  Also a raffle and sale of Peruvian crafts

Tickets : £10.00. [Children under 6 by donation]

For more details contact: 01483 576093 or 01483 579409 / 07771937826 or information@projectperu.org.uk

or see see more on http://projectperu.org.uk/uk-activities/catering/lenten-lunch.htm

Posted on 10 February 2016 and filed under Recent Events, Catering

Donations of Christmas 'baskets'

Thanks to our Christmas appeal in 2015, and especially through a generous response from the Amoria Bond company and their donation of food, Project Peru received a delivery for distribution just before Christmas. This was sorted into Christmas 'baskets' for around 140 families in all including the families of our own children, families in Las Laderas and in other shanty town settlements near the refuge. Some of it was donated at our Christmas 'show' to which we invited a group of older visitors and other guests, and some was distributed in the neighbourhoods near the refuge.

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Posted on 15 January 2016 and filed under Catering, News from Peru

Panetones in Peru at Christmas

Italian immigrants to South America brought this special cake with them, and it has become a favourite part of the Christmas celebration throughout Latin America, traditionally enjoyed with hot chocolate on Christmas

It is an important part of our activities in and around the refuge at Christmas time; see http://projectperu.org.uk/news/2015/12/03/project-peru-christmas-appeal-2015.htm

Panettone in Italian [called 'panetón’, ‘panetones’ or sometimes just ‘pan dulce’ in Spanish] is a yeasted brioche bread, flavoured with citrus, studded with dried fruits and nuts, and baked in a decorative round paper mold.

 

Posted on 03 December 2015 and filed under Catering, News from Peru

Many mouths to feed

 

We have substantial numbers of our own children and staff to feed.

 

We try to increase our self sufficiency through our kitchen garden. See  http://projectperu.org.uk/our-work/a-secret-garden-in-the-shanty-towns.htm

We use the local market. You can read one of our volunteer’s memories of our local market where we go every week http://www.ottsworld.com/blogs/lima-market-puente-piedra/

When we can we distribute donated supplies among people living in extreme poverty near us, particularly at Christmas-time.

You can help us to do this! SO … whenever  you do your shopping online do remember to donate AT NO COST TO YOURSELF via http://www.easyfundraising.org.uk/projectperu or via https://www.giveasyoulive.com/charity/project-peru/56945/144214

Posted on 02 December 2015 and filed under Catering, News from Peru

Our first potato harvest

Project Peru's first potato crop in our kitchen garden, a 'hands-on' experience for our children!

Our 'biohuerto' has been an important educational resource for our children's refuge, as well as producing fresh fruit and vegetables for two years now. This both enhances the children's educational experiences and their diets, but is a saving on costs too in the local market in Puente Piedra. We do, however, still use the local market and you can read one of our volunteer’s memories of this local market where we go every week:http://www.ottsworld.com/blogs/lima-market-puente-piedra/

More about the potato

In 1532 the Spaniards invaded Peru in search of gold. But the real treasure they took back to Europe was the potato. The potato originated in the Andes. Taken by the Spanish to Europe in the 16th century, it quickly spread across the globe. See more about the potato in http://projectperu.org.uk/about-peru/flo

 

Posted on 06 November 2015 and filed under Catering, News from Peru

A fairer slice of the Christmas cake in 2015?

It’s amazing the difference a cake can make to the lives of children trapped in the circle of poverty. One cake raffled for us this Christmas means that one child from our refuge will be able to afford to go to the local state school for a year, paying for uniforms, school materials, books and much more, or that four of our older students will be able to attend further education courses for one month. And we have twenty of these cakes  being raffled around the UK this Christmas, including in Edinburgh, Manchester, Ormskirk, Shrewsbury, London, Faversham, Littlehampton, Mansfield, Billingshurst, Dorking, Dunsfold, Milford and Guildford.

All ingredients, professional baking, icing and decorating, are donated so that every penny of the money raised goes directly to support the education of the children in our refuge in Peru. YOU can help too just by making a donation. If you would like to donate to this cause anyway please send a donation marked ‘Christmas cakes’ to http://www.charitychoice.co.uk/project-peru-5466

Here are a few more examples of our cakes this year:

Posted on 06 November 2015 and filed under Opportunities, Events, Catering

Anyone for a Pachamanca?

A Pachamanca is a traditional Peruvian method of cooking, based on baking food with the aid of hot stones or bricks usually buried in the ground. A fire is lit next to the stones, the food is placed near the hot stones, then covered with earth. The word Pachamanca comes from the Quechua words pacha =“earth” and manka =“pot”. Pachamanca originates from the Andes and has probably existed since Inca times.

This can be used for cooking lamb, goat, pork, chicken and guinea pig as well as potatoes, sweet potatoes, beans, cassava /yucca, and maize, the food often being wrapped in corn husks or plantain leaves.

In a visit to the sierra region in 2015 Project Peru visitors were treated to a pachamanca by the villagers

... and on special occasions we have a pachamanca in the Project Peru refuge.

Posted on 29 September 2015 and filed under Catering, News from Peru

Yes we'll have more bananas!

We have recently transplanted some banana plants from nearby Las Laderas to add to our garden at the refuge.

This link shows where we started from at our refuge: http://projectperu.org.uk/our-work/the.htm 

...and we now have a new kitchen garden too: http://projectperu.org.uk/our-work/a-secret-garden-in-the-shanty-towns.htm

To see how you can support these initiatives do see http://projectperu.org.uk/fundraising/fundraising.htm

 

Posted on 21 April 2015 and filed under Catering, News from Peru