Please do contact us by phone or email any time to enquire about our hand-made Peruvian crafts, especially for unusual Christmas presents.
Our basic responsibility focuses on support for our refuge for children. But from time to time Project Peru undertakes practical, desperately needed initiatives in the vast, sandy shanty towns that extend over the bare, dry foothills of the Andes that loom over the area where our refuge is located. We Continue Reading
An update on our cargo of donated goods. We have regularly sent at least one container a year to our refuge for the past 30 years or so since our first sailing in January 1992. Our very first cargo was sent through Furness Withy in Liverpool via the Pacific Steam Continue Reading
By the middle of 2023 life at our refuge has settled into a more familiar rhythm. The children are all at school, our four new university students are adapting to the challenges of life outside the oasis that is the Casa Hogar [our refuge] … keeping in touch and often Continue Reading
The drawings above show characteristic vegetation from Peru’s coastal region illustrated in designs from Chimú pottery (approximately between 9th & 15th centuries AD). See a recent Peru Support Group article: ‘Soaring temperatures betoken Niño advent’ We are doing our best to be ‘green’ in our refuge: A secret garden in Continue Reading
The World Bank says that 1.4 million Peruvians may have fallen back into poverty during the course of 2022. According to its estimates, 31.8% of the population can be classified as living in poverty, some 10.8 million people. The author of a new report shows how in Peru the recovery Continue Reading
The photos show the children from our refuge in the desert shanty towns of Lima all ready to go back to school after their three months’ summer break. The youngest is three years old, the others are in groups of primary and secondary pupils. Another four of our older students Continue Reading
Summer 2022-3 in Perú marks a return to a more normal way of life inside our refuge after the Covid-19 years, in spite of the economic and political troubles facing Perú outside our refuge. This includes a welcome to some new children, a break from school between December and mid-March, Continue Reading
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The photos show the delivery at our refuge of basic food supplies which have been a regular annual donation from a company in the UK, and which we are then able to distribute as Christmas baskets to the families of our children, to our staff and in the local community. Continue Reading
In spite of political uncertainty and the ever present threat of a resurgence of Covid-19 the life of the refuge reverted more to normality in 2022. We have experienced some of the more familiar milestones during this year, shared among the almost 50 children and young people we have cared Continue Reading
Look at our various webpages for details of what we have available: follow the various links from our Craft Sales pages. These are just a few examples here. Let us know, also, if you have an outlet where you could sell these original and colourful crafts. Contact us for details: firstname.lastname@example.org
We have continued to struggle against the odds over the past few years to overcome the obstacles faced by our staff and children at the refuge, while at the same time addressing the conflicting issues around the world which have all made fundraising for a project such as ours extremely Continue Reading
Spring arrives in September in the southern hemisphere but our growing season has already started with new crops of fresh vegetables for our dining room. And in Perú August 30th is the feast day of Santa Rosa de Lima who, apart from her care for the poor, is additionally known Continue Reading
During 2020 and 2021 we were not able to welcome volunteers in our refuge in Peru but from 2022 we are now able to do so. We are very happy to handle any provisional enquiries or expressions of interest at any time whether from individuals, groups or families. Please contact Continue Reading