More help for flood victims

Thanks to some generous donations Project Peru as been able to make a second trip to the north of where we are situated, to two isolated communities, one near Supe and the other near Paramonga; one was like a ghost community as the landslides had flattened everything and there were just a few people left, with nowhere to go. In the other place the roads were all dried mud and the houses of adobe and reed matting ['esteras'] had been crushed. Using our local social work contacts there we were able to donate bottled water, basic dried food, clothing, blankets and toys to some of those still most in need. We also have plans to build small houses for some elderly ladies who have been identified as particularly vulnerable and devastated by losing their homes; it doesn't solve the whole problem but every little helps. Meanwhile we also need to keep our refuge 'afloat', though fortunately we have not had any direct flood damage ourselves.

Please refer to our previous News items on the 2017 floods in Peru.

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Posted on 21 April 2017 and filed under News from Peru

Flooding in the desert

To make a donation please go to http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charities/projectperu; we will ensure that any such donation goes to help flood victims. Without the additional funds we may not be able to do this.

As usual it is the most vulnerable and the most marginalised who are the most affected.

In March 2017 there has been massive flooding from the rivers in the Peruvian coastal desert from north to south due to excessive rain in the sierra. The sudden and abnormal warming of Pacific Ocean waters off the coast of Peru caused the deadliest downpours in a decade. The flooding is expected to continue for several more weeks. Peru's devastating crisis has led to at least 85 deaths and more than 13,000 people homes have collapsed with a further 14,000 currently uninhabitable. 195 bridges have collapsed and 2000 miles of roads destroyed. [estimated figures as at 26.3.17]. Landslides contaminated water treatment plants leaving parts of Lima without drinking water. Schools have been closed. Roads being cut off by landslides have caused scarcities of food and unsustainable price rises.

https://www.peruthisweek.com/news-perus-situation-through-images-111426

https://www.youtube.com/watchv=r6WdGaVY9oM

At short notice and in response to the state of emergency everyone in our Project Peru refuge contributed to load a car with water, food, toys for the children, clothes and more, which they took to Huarmey, in the Ancash region north of Lima, which was badly affected and had had very little help.

http://efe.com/efe/english/life/peruvian-town-of huarmey-enduring-heavy-flooding/50000263-3215847

Luckily our own refuge is not near a river and we had taken precautions two years ago to prevent any major damage to our own buildings, particularly our dining room, and to some of the buildings in the shanty-towns near us:

http://projectperu.org.uk/news/2014/12/10/el-nino-2014.htm

http://projectperu.org.uk/news/2015/02/16/a-rain-proof-roof.htm

Posted on 29 March 2017 and filed under News from Peru

Project Peru helping out with the floods

This is Huarmey probably at it's worst..at least, so far.

At short notice and in response to the state of emergency everyone in our Project Peru refuge contributed, the children helped to load up a car with food, water, toys for the children and more which some of the staff took to Huarmey in the Ancash region north of Lima, which was badly affected [as well as so many other areas], and which had had very little help.

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Posted on 28 March 2017 and filed under News from Peru

Project Peru activities for schools in the UK

We have held many "Peru Days" in schools...or schools have 'adopted' us for a term or a year, or have linked Peru to a programme of activities in the national curriculum, or have just held a 'one-off' charity day in support of us. Such awareness raising sessions have been held in a variety of schools, and can be tailored to specific needs. Some geographical constraints will apply but, please, for more information, see http://projectperu.org.uk/uk-activities/schools.htm

Ask us about our sessions, particularly at primary level, including a workshop 'El Nuevo Mundo' 

Contact information@projectperu.org.uk

Posted on 24 March 2017 and filed under Opportunities, Events

Our next big event_Alice Holt Forest Sponsored Cycle or Stroll on Sunday May 21st 2017

If you just can't come along on May 21st you could still make a donation on https://www.charitychoice.co.uk/project-peru-5466/donate

Raising funds to support our work, Project Peru’s sponsored bike ride and stroll is for everyone including children and families. It follows the 'Family Cycle Trail' or a number of other trails that go through the Forestry Commission's Alice Holt Forest near Farnham, Surrey, GU10 4LS. http://www.forestry.gov.uk/aliceholt ; and you don't have to cycle

... you can walk it, walk the dogs, push the pram, jog it ... it really is for everyone! Or hire a bike if you want to?

This is an annual event. You go at your own pace. Enjoy an all-day picnic.

http://projectperu.org.uk/uk-activities/sponsored-events/alice-holt-sponsored-cycle-or-stroll-for-children-and-families---2011.htm 

Photos of past events.

Map: GU10 4LS Alice Holt Forest Park, Nr Farnham, Surrey    Sat Nav ref decimal degrees.     51.169305, -0.840999 

(The Education Centre is near the entrance to the Car Park that goes towards 'Go Ape'.)

Posted on 22 March 2017 and filed under Events

Guildford Festival Craft Market: Summer 2017

Friday 7th July to Saturday 15th July

Guildford High Street

 

Please view our page on Craft Stalls here

Map Of High Street Guildford 

We are looking for opportunities to find good new venues for our craft sales and we would be delighted to hear from you. We welcome new outlets for our crafts and within limitations we are able to supply stock to individuals known to us who want to have sales at home or in other locations, so please feel free to enquire via information@projectperu.org.uk or ring 01483 576093




Posted on 20 March 2017 and filed under Events, Recent Events, Craft Stalls

Our most recent fundraising event

Our Lenten Lunch on March 19th in Guildford. Details below.

 

 

If you can't come please make a donation on http://www.charitychoice/project-peru-5466

Thank you

information@projectperu.org.uk

Posted on 19 March 2017 and filed under Events

Sun, sand and Summer

One of our regular activities during the Peruvian Summer is to give the children and staff, and some of their children, a holiday by the sea which is for all of them an unforgettable experience; we are invited to stay near Casma, north of Lima. A good time is always had by all! These are some of their activities and arts and crafts.

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Posted on 03 March 2017 and filed under News from Peru

A career break? Just retiring? Just a break? Volunteer in Peru?

We can arrange tailored volunteer placements in our project in Peru for volunteers of all ages and are looking for volunteers at any time during 2017. We can be quite flexible, so just enquire and we can discuss it with you! There is a whole range of activities that volunteers may be engaged in, and the more varied the skills that a volunteer can offer the better. Many volunteers also raise sponsorship money for us by doing the Inca Trail. You might do  some work in our garden? or in our library? teach English? learn Spanish? art? music? sports? computers? building? sewing? help look after our children?

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Posted on 03 March 2017 and filed under Opportunities

Fun and games at the refuge

 That's what it seems like at times but even to entertain one child can cost a lot ...and we have over 50! So anything you can do in a variety of ways to support us would be a big bonus! See some options here; http://projectperu.org.uk/fundraising/other-ways-of-giving.htm

We have team games, sports days, football competitions, an 'adventure play' area, a Scout group, bikes and scooters, table top and board games, jigsaws, card games and Scouts, among other activities.

 

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Posted on 02 March 2017 and filed under News from Peru