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From August 2010 to October 2010, I joined Peru’s Challenge, an organization that helps to provide opportunities for poverty-stricken children and families, in Cusco, Peru!

I spent 5 weeks working alongside a group of volunteers from all over the world building facilities, teaching English, hygiene, and nutrition, and helping the children grow and live in a sustainable, healthy, and loving environment.

The experience was life-changing in every aspect of the word. I am currently writing a book about my experiences there, but for now, you can check out some of the “Lianda-Grams” I sent home while I was away.


About Peru’s Challenge

Peru’s Challenge uses the donated money for their fixed running costs, supplies for the children’s school, for conservation projects- construction of schools, homes, various forms of shelter, for basic necessities for the people of Cusco such as food an clean water, and to support the volunteers who give their time, energy, and love to the community in which they work.

Have a look at all of the Pumamarca School projects that they have already completed since they started working there in September 2005 and their beginnings on the Quilla Huata Project.

Not only will you be helping hundreds of children gain an educational experience, a good quality of life, and the unconditional love and care that every child on earth deserves, you will also help to spread awareness for the impoverished communities in Peru who, like many communities in the world, need our support.

 Within the Cuzco department, 75 percent of its population lives in a situation of poverty and 60 percent of the inhabitants have at least one unsatisfied basic need. Those are HIGH percentages!

Peru’s challenge was started by Jane Gavel (Australian) and Selvy Ugaz (Peruvian) when they were just 24 years old.
Since October 2003, when the volunteer program started, they have helped over 1,000 families and started to educate over 500 children in four different communities.

Any donation you are able to provide is greatly appreciated! Visit the links above to get involved.

If you have questions or comments, I would love to hear from you. Just Contact me here.

More information on Peru’s Challenge can be seen at www.peruschallenge.com.

Thank you so much, from the bottom of my heart!


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