Every time you travel you contribute to the local economy in so many different ways. However, sometimes it feels more real when you directly contribute to a specific cause.

PERU IS A COUNTRY RICH IN HISTORY, CULTURE AND NATURE BUT IT ALSO HAS A LONG LIST OF NEEDS AND POVERTY IS A MAJOR PROBLEM.

We encourage you to directly help while you visit Peru. Even if this won’t solve the root of the problem, at least we are sure somewhere in Peru a child will smile and be thankful for your gift!

You don’t need to bring along a suitcase full of donations, a couple of items is enough. Yours will be added to other traveller’s donations plus our own donations.

Our staff has been making personal donations for a few years and there are two main causes we permanently support. Since 2013, Peru Trip Advisors decided to invite you to join us. Our goal is simply, just increase the number of donations to make happy as many kids as possible!

THESE ARE THE CAUSES WE SUPPORT:

Volunteer Ladies of Hogar Clinica San Juan de Dios:

This hospital is specialist mainly in children’s orthopedic problems. The clinic sustains itself from charity and from an annual collect that is made in the whole country; it doesn't receive support from the Government. Doctors who work there received a small payment and some others do it for free.

The group of Volunteer Ladies are in charge of the administrative tasks, to assist hospitalized children and also to assist doctors in the external consults. Every day, hundreds of children attend to their medical appointments and therapies. Most of them live in extreme poverty conditions and have to make long trips with their parents to reach the hospital; some of them even live in cities/towns outside Lima.

Through the Volunteer Ladies we send donations consisting in milk, cookies (for the daily free breakfast), dippers, baby wipes, clothes, school materials and toys. They deliver the donated items to the people that are most in need when they attend to their external consults, their therapies and also to children that are hospitalized and don't count with enough resources.

Link: http://www.clinicasanjuandedioslima.pe/

CHILDREN LIVING IN REMOTE VILLAGES OF PUNO:

Puno has the amazing Titicaca Lake as their main attraction. It also has higher lands where winters are perhaps the coldest of Peru. Every year between June and August, many kids die due the extreme weather conditions and the lack of warm clothes and food.

Through our local operator in Puno, we send donations that are distributed on these villages that are isolated in the Andean Altiplano. If your itinerary includes Puno, you can deliver the donations at the office in Puno or if you wish and there is time enough, you can deliver them yourself!

If you are interested in join our causes, the items we suggest you to donate are:

Link: http://www.clinicasanjuandedioslima.pe/

IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN JOIN OUR CAUSES, THE ITEMS WE SUGGEST YOU TO DONATE ARE:

  • Warm clothes made of Polar fleece. Gloves, socks, scarfs, pants, shirts and jackets for children. Also blankets if you have place on your luggage.
  • Shoes, tennis shoes, boots, sandals for kids.
  • Toys for all ages, we do not wait until Christmas to deliver them, we send them anytime we have a good number of items. Kids are always thrilled to receive a toy no matter the time of the year.
  • Milk, dippers for babies of all ages and baby wipes but you don’t really need to bring them from your home country. These items can be bought in Lima, in any supermarket close to the hotel and we can collect them.
  • Long and short sleeved T-shirts, pants, shorts for kids if you think about the Hospital option. This hospital is located in Lima where we have warm summers and not so cold winters.
  • Candies, chocolate bars, cookies and crackers, preferable in packages of fun size.
  • School materials such as crayons, color pencils, color books, sticker books, modeling compound like Play-Doh, puzzles, notebooks. Tale books are not so useful if they are written in English.
  • Didactic material that contains images of numbers, colors, animals, letters, etc. They will be sent to schools in remote villages where the governmental educative material is inexistent and they will be also used with the hospitalized children

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