Our previous outreach in Peru has focused primarily on the village of Pashpa, and we are excited to be expanding to Huaripampa this year. Both Pashpa and Huaripampa are remote villages along some of Peru’s most beautiful trekking routes, and both have been essential parts of making our Peruvian treks what they are.
In 2017, as World Wide Trekking ran the first trip to the Santa Cruz trekking region of Peru, HOP endeavored to build a computer center in the remote community of Huaripampa in order to give back to the places we travel. In partnership with Dell Computers and with the help of the Bradburns and Riggs families, we constructed and equipped a computer center with 10 laptops and 10 digital cameras. The building is in operation and the school holds class every day for its students to learn how to use the computers.
Over 400 people living in the village of Huaripampa
We plan to provide computers and internet access to an estimated 400 people in Huaripampa
Now that the computers and cameras are safely in the computer center and being used daily, we are following up with our HOP Ambassador, Rodolfo Reyes, to discover further needs.
Once the computer center in Huaripampa is completed this summer, we plan to continue developing the center by looking into ways to bring internet connection to the village.
With these two flagship projects, HOP hopes to start connecting villages throughout Peru to the rest of the world. It is our hope that with the right tools and education, people in these villages can better equip themselves for the modern world, and improve their community’s health, economy, and future.