The village of Pashpa sits at the base of some of Peru’s most magnificent peaks. As World Wide Trekking began to pass through Pashpa, we noticed that the village’s 450 residents have received little notice or assistance in return for the warm welcome they provide to travelers en route to the Peruvian Andes. In 2013, with the help of our Peruvian ambassador, Rodolfo Reyes, HOP set out to bring some holiday cheer by hosting a traditional Chocolatada Festival. For the past three years, we have provided gifts, gallons of hot “chocolatada” drinks, and loaves of panettone bread. In 2016, we expanded our support by giving winter clothing to the people of Pashpa.
Pashpa’s 450 residents
Support and basic supplies
The village was given a traditional Christmas festival for the third year
Winter clothes and other gifts provided to dozens families and children
We are planning on giving $2,000 to Rodolfo to host the 2017 Chocolatada Festival in Pashpa this year.
Chocolatada has become not only a time of festivities and celebrations, but also a chance for HOP to give out much needed warm clothing and other supplies to a community that provides invaluable help and support to our many treks in Peru. We will continue to provide funding and gifts to support Pashpa’s annual Chocolatada Festival.