Where possible during the Covid-19 pandemic we’ve been able to act as a local hub to help distribute donated staple food supplies to individuals, and also to go out to some of the local community groups who have set up ollas comunes (emergency community kitchens) to support the people there.
¡Pan y dignidad! Keeping a healthy and balanced diet in our refuge … and here, some of our girls are learning to make bread. ¡Agua y libertad! Supplying fresh drinking water, and enough for our garden too. ¡Casa hogar y seguridad! Not only Covid-19 security, but regular fumigation and active Continue Reading
“At the end of 2019, 6.6 million Peruvians, or just over 20% of the population, faced monetary poverty. [By the end of 2020] … as a result of Covid, a further 3.3 million have fallen into that category. Consequently around 10 million suffer from monetary poverty, nearly a third of Continue Reading
Apart from our own work at the refuge we also, where possible, act locally to help distribute donated food supplies to neighbouring community groups and individuals in the shanty towns around us. We do this in particular at Christmas-time and New Year. What an adventure! In a loaded motor taxi, Continue Reading
In 2021 Peru is marking 200 years of independence from Spain in 1821.
Enjoy wonderful celebrations but … please support our Christmas and New Year Appeal this roller-coaster year 2020. It’s never too late! Yes … we are still offering food, clothes, shelter, education, health and fun to the many children living in our refuge, and supporting those marginalized in the beleaguered shanty Continue Reading
Hardly a walk in the park but, after nearly eight months inside the refuge, our suitably masked children went on a walk through the ‘countryside’ in the vast, bare surroundings of the refuge. No plant or person in sight but the inevitable ice cream seller found them…mutual delight! It’s clear to Continue Reading
Help us to keep safe and carry on Nothing’s straightforward any more, but at our refuge in Peru we’ve been ensuring the safety and well-being of our children, who haven’t actually been to school since December 2019 as the pandemic struck right at the end of the three-month summer break Continue Reading
Back to school in 2020? Instead, ongoing virtual online education and ‘home schooling.’ Education is vital for all children, but for those coming from extreme poverty it is their only chance of being able to change their lives, of having the chance to help their dysfunctional families, and of finding dignity Continue Reading
In spite of all the problems outside our refuge, spring still comes in October in our part of the southern hemisphere. Here the children are enjoying gathering some of our new crops of bananas, yucca, sweet potatoes and more: and also having a celebratory pachamanca to welcome the first day Continue Reading
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 coronavirus pandemic which Peru– and South America in general– is suffering severely. We have been continuing our work with the children and 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 Covid-19 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