Our Christmas and New Year Appeal

Please give generously to help us keep on with our work in Peru; either use the DONATE button on the website or you can go via our Justgiving page: and thanks to all those who have supported us … so far!

where you can donate in £ Sterling, Euros, or in $ US, Canadian or Australian dollars.

Bienvenidos! Enjoy wonderful celebrations … but please support our Christmas Appeal in this incredible roller-coaster year 2021.

Yes, we go on offering food, clothes, shelter, education, health and fun to the many children living in our refuge and , yes, we go on supporting those marginalised in the beleaguered shanty town communities near our Casa Hogar and where possible in the isolated villages of the Andes and Amazonas.

All this, despite the fact that Peru has had the highest per capita death rate from Covid-19, despite increasing poverty, (and it is always then poorest who suffer most), crumbling infrastructure and a deepening, dire political situation, despite the loss to Covid of so many friends of Proyecto Perú, including relatives of our sensational staff, and our much loved house-mother Estela in whose memory the children have planted a tree in the garden of our refuge.

Despite all this, your encouragement and generosity ensure that the green safe haven that is both our refuge and a virtual school goes on caring for children from extreme povertywho have not been to real school for two years now, and have hardly left the oasis that is Project Peru except to walk the eight miles to the seaside at Ancón through dusty desert shanty towns. Jumping into the Pacific Ocean fully clothed has never been such fun!

What a contrast with the oasis of trees, flowers, butterflies and birds where the children have many friends to play games with and the chance to dance, read, cook, make music – a bonus for our amazing Peruvian colleagues and children alike. Our library gives food for thought, our secret walled garden gives delicious food for energy, and a resource for learning.

So, thanks to your generosity, celebrating Christmas for everyone in our refuge will include, as always, sharing food- parcels and joy with those most in need.

We are dancing for joy knowing that we have your help and friendship; a huge and heartfelt thank you – this support makes a real difference and brings smiles to the faces of the children.