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
Thinking of some positive volunteering? Contact us: email@example.com Build in the desert shanty towns, working alongside skilled local builders, or join in our other community projects. Raise sponsorship by trekking the Inca trail…we can help you organize this too. Also see http://www.ottsworld.com/blogs/volunteering-in-lima-peru-2/\\
One of our mottos is Casa Hogar y Seguridad [broadly meaning Shelter and Safety] and we take this very seriously; but it costs us just to fulfil all our minimum obligations, and we do our best to have the highest standards. So, our dramatic fire drills for staff and older Continue Reading
Italian immigrants to South America brought this special cake with them, and it has become a favourite part of Christmas celebrations throughout Latin America, traditionally enjoyed with hot chocolate. So it is an important part of our activities in and around the refuge at Christmas time. Panettone in Italian [called Continue Reading
Welcome to our drinking water fountain at the refuge. In the ‘old days’ we had to get deliveries by hose-pipe from the local water lorry and for years we have had to boil water from the mains water supply. Now we can have cool fresh drinks at the press of a Continue Reading
Music and dance are integral parts of life in our refuge and, whether practising or performing, either for each other or for visitors to the refuge, or at external events, they are a vital part of our children’s upbringing. Visitors can experience dances from the coast, mountains and jungles of Continue Reading