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.