HOP continues our work in Peru in conjunction with WWTrek's trips to the Inca ruins at Machu Picchu. The people of the high Andes mountains are a proud, hard working population, but they often lack resources to make a living, or access to medical care.
In 2012 HOP made three separate donations. We had 2 sewing machines to donate to help local women earn a living by making various goods to sell. One machine went to a small village near the Killarumiyoc ruins, or Moon Temple, outside of Cusco that previously did not have a single machine in the entire village. It will be used in a community center where the entire community has access to it. The second machine went to the Mantay House, a home for young mothers aged 11-18 who have been abused. The young mothers make many items that can then be sold in the central tourist center, Plaza de Armes.
Our third project was the donation of clothing, hygiene and school supplies to Hogar Clinica San Juan de Dios, a Cusco hospital orphanage for special needs children whose families are not able to care for them. The program is also in need of medical supplies and money to finish a 2nd building that will allow them to take in more of the many children in need of care. Through the generosity of HOP's supporters, we hope to continue to our support of the clinic in the future.
Projects along the Inca path to Machu Picchu
- 2012: Bringing sewing machines and supplies to local organization helping mothers and children with education and vocational skills
- 2010: Work with HoPE foundation to bring dental, medical and school supplies to children in these remote communities