HOP’s outreach in Peru began with the donation of school supplies and sewing machines, and grew to hosting annual Chocolatada festivals in Pashpa. In 2017, we are significantly expanding our efforts in Peru. In partnership with Goal Zero and Dell Computers, we are bringing a computer center to Pashpa, a small village at the base of the Peruvian Andes, and directly along the route to some of World Wide Trekking’s climbs.
In April, 2017, we broke ground on the Pashpa computer center. This project is slated to take two months of hard work from our volunteers and locals. Our goal is to have it 100% functional by June of 2017, after which the volunteers will continue on to the village of Huaripampa to start construction on a second computer center. It is our hope that by connecting the people of Pashpa to the world, we can empower them to thrive in the modern world.