Fiestas Patrias peruanas on July 28th mark a celebration of Peru’s independence from the Spanish Empire in 1821. So Peru is embarking on its 199th year of independence.
One of our watchwords for our children has always been ‘Shelter and Safety’ [Casa hogar y Seguridad] and our refuge has often been described as an oasis in the desert; never more important than during the Corona virus pandemic which Peru and South America in general is suffering severely. We have been continuing our work with the children Continue Reading
Within the realms of the possible we are able from time to time to continue the distribution of staple food supplies to the community outside our refuge-albeit for now not involving the children. Conditions are frequently dire and the need is increasing on a daily basis. Please make a donation via Continue Reading
Due to the Corona pandemic we have now ‘lost’ several of our regular UK fundraising events. Throughout this period we have still been caring for our most disadvantaged children, and with our loyal staff providing non-stop care, support and comfort. Activities have included the start of the ‘national distance learning’ Continue Reading
Plums too! Our kitchen garden is definitely bearing fruit in these difficult times in our refuge. Please do support us in whatever way you can! You might like to look back at an earlier story including about how our bananas began their journey! Project Peru is growing and growing
With Peru in complete lock-down, including a night–time curfew, borders, schools and all non-essential services closed and with limited internal transport, Project Peru continues to offer food, clothes, shelter, education, health and fun in the safe, green haven that is our refuge. A huge thank you to all our incredible Continue Reading
Staff and children helping to celebrate El Día Internacional de la Mujer by sharing cakes donated to us by a local supplier among members of the local community near our refuge…a ‘once a year’ treat! Also see ‘Women in Peru’ Please help us to do our bit to support the Continue Reading
Our staff with some of the children visit some of the poorest local shanty town communities near us to donate food parcels. This helps all round by giving our children a sense of responsibility too.
In Feb 2020 we thoroughly enjoyed a visit from the internationally known pianist Panos Karan who came to the refuge on the back of his visit to Lima for a performance of classical and modern music arranged by the British Peruvian Cultural Association in the Teatro Británico. He came with some of the young Continue Reading
The start of the calendar year brings Summer to our refuge. Considering where we started in this desert landscape … …we have been able successfully to bring flowers, and even butterflies, to the desert …but apart from funding the direct costs of our children’s refuge we always need additional funds Continue Reading
At Christmas we were very happy to receive donations of food from a local supplier and from other local supporters, for distribution in the local community and to our families. We put on our annual Christmas ‘show’ at the refuge for the children’s families and for invited friends of the Continue Reading
Spring comes towards the end of the calendar year in our part of the southern hemisphere. Here the children are enjoying gathering some of our new crop of camomile, lettuce, radishes, carrots, chives and tomatoes and also having a celebratory Sports day and a fiesta to welcome Spring.
The Panamerican and Parapanamerican Games games were held in Lima in July-August 2019 involving 30 North, Central and South American and Caribbean countries The older children were invited by the British Embassy to watch a match between Peru and Costa Rica in the disabled sport ‘Golbol’ or ‘Goalball’: this is Continue Reading
Our new website www.projectperu.org.uk includes past and present news, shows how we’ve grown over 25 years, and where we are going…with your help! 25 years ago Project Peru was a dream, now it’s a reality…the context is ever-changing and ever challenging as poverty grows in Peru, as attitudes and priorities worldwide shift and Continue Reading