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
As another new outlet for some of our donated goods, staff members took a long trip overland to the north of Peru via Piura and then inland to the province of Huancabamba in the northern Andes near the border with Ecuador to deliver warm clothing, shoes, blankets, and walking frames Continue Reading
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 2020 and beyond. We can be quite flexible, so just enquire and we can discuss it with you! There is a whole range of activities Continue Reading
In this website Project Peru shows you some of the positive things we have been able to do over the years, but we have no guaranteed income and while we have minimal overheads your support is essential so we can continue with this work in future. So please donate generously Continue Reading
As well as providing for our children’s refuge, which is our core activity, we try as far as possible to work in the wider community. This time a group of staff and a family of volunteers were able to visit older people in the community in the Ayacucho area of Continue Reading
Our garden was originally bare sand but now we are producing fruit and vegetables for our consumption, as well as trees, shrubs and flowers. The kitchen garden is producing amazing quantities of delicious cherry tomatoes, beetroot, peaches, passion fruit, lettuce, potatoes and more… and our first oranges! and the children Continue Reading