Apurimac

 

 

 

Distribution of goods from the UK in the wider community

 

Following a donation of new shoes in the UK, in 2012 we distributed shoes in an extremely poor community in the Apurimac region of the southern Peruvian Andes, and in early 2013 followed this up with the distribution of a large quantity of donated goods, and also in another village in the region, at Christmas 2013.  

 Distribution of goods in the wider community

A building project

Earlier, Project Peru staff and volunteers made several visits and developed plans for a potential new project in this region, supporting local educational needs, and especially supporting the development of facilities so that children in the area who live too far away from school could have somewhere safe to stay during the week. Under-development in the past in such regions has caused much of the migration to the capital. The project to build a hostel there was started in 2009 by Project Peru together with the local community and supported by funds and labour from both the Army Intelligence Corps and members of the University of London Air Squadrons. This work continued during 2010 and our work there and our direct involvement finished at the end of 2010. Until then Project Peru continued to supervise the funding and construction of this project which is remote from our base in Lima. As agreed at the outset, the running of the project there is in the hands of the local community.