Our Christmas 'entertainment' at the refuge 2017

The 'Project Peru Show' is our annual performance by the children, including their dancing, music and a nativity play in front of families, friends and supporters of our work; the guests were also invited to share in a barbecue before the show, and the children and staff also enjoyed one before Christmas.

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Posted on 04 January 2018 and filed under News from Peru

Our children invite the older generation to the refuge at Christmas time 2017

One of our traditional initiatives is to put on a special Christmas welcome and entertainment, also offering them panetones and hot chocolate, and donations of generous food baskets, for elderly members of the local community.

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Posted on 03 January 2018 and filed under News from Peru

Trek the Inca Trail for Project Peru

If you are planning to trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu or one of the other recommended treks such as the Salkantay trek or the Lares trek why not try to raise some funds through sponsorship to support Peruvian children and to help us with our work in Peru? See more about it on http://projectperu.org.uk/our-work/trekking-past-poverty.htm 

Even if you've already done it and would like to make a donation or get involved in some other way do contact us: gracias!

And if you haven't made your plans yet, do speak to us first.

Email information@projectperu.org.uk

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Posted on 07 December 2017 and filed under Opportunities, Events, 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 2018. 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 07 December 2017 and filed under Opportunities, News from Peru

Project Peru Christmas Appeal 2017

It's still not too late to donate!

Enjoy wonderful celebrations...but please support our Christmas Appeal 2017; please donate via http://www.justgiving.com/ProjectPeruChristmasAppeal2017 or send us a giftaided cheque.

To see what we were able to do last Christmas 2016 do look at these News items...

http://projectperu.org.uk/news/2017/01/13/project-peru-at-christmas-time2016.htm

http://projectperu.org.uk/news/2017/01/08/our-christmas-entertainment-at-the refuge-2016.htm

http://projectperu.org.uk/news/2017/01/08/our-children-invite-the-older-generation-to-the-refuge-at christmas-time-2016

http://projectperu.org.uk/2017/01/08/project-peru-distributing-food-baskets-in-the-shanty-town-communities-at-christmas-2016.htm

Happy Christmas from Project Peru.

Posted on 06 December 2017 and filed under Opportunities, News from Peru

Project Peru: a short video about aspects of life in our refuge

See https://youtu.be/eYhdBmySgac

This video [about 4 minutes long, with its commentary in Spanish with English sub-titles] was made by the Intrepid Foundation to be shared by its tour leaders and groups visiting Peru: http://www.theintrepidfoundation.org

Some comments about the film:

"I think the video is fantastic. It gives a really good flavour of life at the refuge as well as the ethos and philosophy behind it. You are right, focusing on the positives of what Project Peru is doing in the lives of these children is a refreshing approach to a charity video. Focusing on what can be achieved through truly caring for these children and giving them back their childhood, which in turn will give them the strength to face adulthood and all the challenges that will bring, presents the key philosophies on which Project Peru is founded. Well done to you all."

"I absolutely loved the video link of the children at the refuge. It is fantastic...Those children...they just look like they have amazing characters and it was lovely to look at their daily lives."

Some photos taken during the making of the film:

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Posted on 05 December 2017 and filed under News from Peru

Celebrating our 100th house in Las Laderas

A celebration by many of those involved...Result: probably 600 local people re-housed!

In August 2017 the 100th house was completed in Las Laderas [101 actually] funded and built in partnership with Amoria Bond, a Manchester-based company. A team of Amoria Bond staff members plus two of our older boys completed this task. The Amoria Bond team stayed at the Project Peru refuge for a week while doing this. Since 2011 we have enjoyed this partnership with the Amoria Bond Charitable Trust which has  funded all of these small wooden houses, and on three occasions their teams have done some of the building work. In all cases the the building has been supervised and completed by local workers. Project Peru has facilitated the whole 'project.' Here are some of the comments from the volunteer team about their experience there;

'Grounding'; 'Real and rewarding'; 'Inspiring'; 'Deeply fulfilling'; 'Once in a lifetime'; 'A whole new sense of ....perspective'; 'Life changing'.

Las Laderas is an area from which many of our children and some staff come, and many of our volunteers will have visited the area.

Also see http://projectperu.org.uk/news/2017/08/10/100th-house-in-las-laderas.htm

To read more about our volunteering opportunities in Peru see;  http://projectperu.uk/our-work/volunteers-in-peru. 

 

Posted on 10 November 2017 and filed under News from Peru

Spring is in the air

Spring is in the air in the Southern hemisphere: the sun is coming out again, as well as new crops in our kitchen garden; and our new 'duck project' is working well too!

Posted on 09 November 2017 and filed under News from Peru

Our annual cargo to Peru

 

Thanks to all our supporters who have donated or paid for items for this container or helped with its packing and delivery in so many ways. This provides a vital suppport for our work in Peru. Sailing in November it is due to be there before Christmas.

Posted on 08 November 2017 and filed under Opportunities, News from Peru

100th house in Las Laderas

We've built other houses of course, both in Las Laderas, in other communities near our refuge, and in Paramonga 200 miles or so north of Lima after the 2017 floods, but in August 2017 we completed the 100th house in Las Laderas [101 actually] funded and built in partnership with Amoria Bond, a Manchester-based company. Since 2011 either an Amoria  Bond  team has funded and gone to build as well, or they have provided the funds. In all cases the building work has been supervised and completed by local workers. See some of the story in http://www.projectperu.org.uk/our-work/community/-las-laderas-building-houses.htm . Las Laderas is an area from which many of our children and some staff come, and many of our volunteers will know it.

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Posted on 10 August 2017 and filed under News from Peru