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 spite of it all in 2020 … not everything was locked down or off-limits! 7 year old twins cycled 200 miles in England in a month, just 4 months after learning to ride. A team from a company that has supported us for years collectively ran, walked or cycled 7,461km during 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
We have had a great deal of financial and in-kind support from local and national companies over the years, and more particularly from individuals working in companies; this has made a significant difference to our work. Other ways that businesses can support us are explored below in a Project Peru Continue Reading
To buy any of our Peruvian hand-made crafts from us please look at the website, and contact us. CRAFT SALES
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
Small but important. Especially for UK supporters faced with lockdown again, and in the run–up to Christmas. Many 1,000s of UK shops and traders will make a small % donation to Project Peru when you make an on-line purchase; so please sign in below before you start buying. Darkest 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
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: email@example.com