The school year starts after the long Summer break, in March, as we are in the Southern hemisphere. We have high costs to meet every year with new uniforms to buy, and educational materials and books to provide. See our various pages on Education and Support To help us to Continue Reading
As you walk through the streets near our refuge you may hear the sound of pan-pipes and singing, laughter and dancing feet as the children enjoy security and warmth, affection and care, singing, theatre and dance. Dances from the coast, mountains and jungles of Peru, accompanied by children playing the Continue Reading
We try to grow some of our own food in our kitchen garden but with over 50 children plus staff to feed every day we need our local market too. You can also read one of our previous volunteer’s story about her visit to the market, where we go every Continue Reading
Pan y dignidad! We have substantial numbers of our own children and staff to feed. We try to increase our self sufficiency through our kitchen garden. See A secret garden in the shanty towns We use the local market. You can read one of our volunteer’s memories of our local market Continue Reading
Volunteers! Whether it’s enjoying the facilities we can offer, or building or maintenance works at the refuge, or establishing our kitchen garden, or improvising while building in the shanty towns it’s adelante y arriba all the way! If you can, fit in some equally memorable travelling too! WITH YOUR HELP WE CAN Continue Reading
One of our regular activities during each Peruvian Summer is to give the children and staff, and some of their children, a holiday by the sea which is for all of them an unforgettable experience; we have been invited for many years to stay near Casma, north of Lima. A Continue Reading
Our staff with some of the children visit some of the poorest local shanty town communities after Christmas to donate food parcels. Thanks to all who have contributed to our Christmas appeals each year, which has made all this possible.
As an important additional part of our kitchen garden project we try to use this as an educational asset including for some of our art classes.
That’s what it seems like at times but even to entertain one child can cost a lot …and we have over 50! So anything you can do in a variety of ways to support us would be a big bonus! See some options here: Make a direct donation via Continue Reading
A Pachamanca is a traditional Peruvian method of cooking, based on baking food with the aid of hot stones or bricks usually buried in the ground. A fire is lit next to the stones, the food is placed near the hot stones, then covered with earth. The word Pachamanca comes Continue Reading
El Niño Fish and birds pictures taken from Chimu pottery “This phenomenon is the result of a warming of the water in the eastern Pacific Ocean. It takes place on a periodic basis, and its effects are to reduce the fish catch as the normally abundant supply of fish migrates Continue Reading
If you are planning to trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu or one of the other recommended treks such as the Salkantay trek or the Lares trek why not try to raise some funds through sponsorship to support Peruvian children and to help us with our work in Peru? See Continue Reading
This is still ‘work in progress’, but from time to time we have funds to improve this facility and have the funds to add new features such as ‘balance’ beams, stepping (or jumping!) stones, a climbing wall and vaults to our play area at the refuge, thanks to some sterling Continue Reading
Agua y seguridad We have enjoyed our new drinking water fountain which has been making a huge difference to the heath and well-being of the children in our refuge, and their energy levels.
Thanks to all our supporters over the years who have donated or paid for items for our annual container, or helped with its wrapping and packing and with its delivery both by road and by sea and in so many other ways. This provides a vital suppport for our work Continue Reading