The Peru Project started after many families lost their homes in the devastating 2010 floods high up in the Andes mountains. We were trekking through Inca ruins in Ollantaytambo with our guide Max Vilcas, where we discovered whole families living under plastic sheets supported by branches in the size of one small room.
It was hard to comprehend the living conditions, especially when there was no chance of government support, insurance or charitable assistance.
We’re thrilled to share these photos, with a new village complete with a community square, church, sports field and playground.
The rural folk were in tears with gratitude and their human spirit is back.
Many of you have followed this journey and have contributed to this through CA, TPF and PCS.
We committed as a family, on the spot, to help rebuild their homes and give this wonderful community hope. It was an honour and a privilege to work hands on with these beautiful people. Their gratitude is on a scale of happiness hard to describe. It’s given us pause to cherish our great country, lifestyle and opportunities, and we urge you to do anything small to help others less fortunate where you can. The joy all round is amazing!