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