Fiestas Patrias peruanas on July 28th mark a celebration of Peru’s independence from the Spanish Empire in 1821. So Peru is embarking on its 199th year of independence.
We’d already “lost” almost all of our own public fundraising initiatives this Summer so these individual initiatives have been crucial for the future of our work; so please give them your support. Thank you. They are all still open for donations! https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/katepedersen https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/ElizabethRuocco https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/LoisMorehen https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/DanielleAshburner And this bike ride, just Continue Reading
Project Peru’s “virtual 2020 Paris ride“ Children cycling for childrenTwo of Project Peru’s younger supporters [7 year old twins] who learned to ride their bikes in April this year have now completed a total of 100 miles each in July for real to get to a tally of 200 miles between 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 Corona virus pandemic which Peru and South America in general is suffering severely. We have been continuing our work with the children 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
Do look at our unusual, colourful and optimistic Peruvian arpillera hand-made crafts; if you haven’t seen them before please take a look. Because of the Corona virus we are unable to hold our usual Summer crafts stalls in the UK. But our work goes on. Do look at all our newly designed Continue Reading
Due to the Corona 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
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
Updated in June 2020; the public event has now been postponed till next year. SO HAVE A LOOK AT THIS OPTION… A virtual 10k run Now virtually anyone could be a runner for Project Peru. Sign up for the virtual London 10k run by the end of July, nominate Project Peru 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