Distribution of goods sent to Peru from the UK
In the UK we are extremely grateful to several transport companies who help us with sending our regular cargoes, as well as to individual and institutional donors of goods, and our volunteers who help with the process. Much of the goods sent from the UK is for the use of the children in our refuge. Apart from regular supplies of new clothes, toiletries, stationery, educational supplies, we have sent a number of specific items for daily use in the refuge.
As well as for use in our refuge, clothing and shoes collected in the UK and shipped to Peruhave been distributed to identified individuals in need in the local communities near the refuge, in Lima or elsewhere in Peru.
Institutions and organisations collaborating in the distribution of charitable donations have from time to time included:
- Various district and municipal councils
- Rural and indigenous communities
- Other children's refuges
- The organisers of mothers' clubs
- The organisers of community kitchens
- Various parishes in a number of communities
- Other projects
Occasionally, to support the local community, we hold a mega-tombola at the refuge; this also helps us to defray some of the transport costs for the goods.
Following a donation of new shoes in the UK, we organised a distribution in a specific area of great need near our refuge.
Track suits donated from a local School.