Our community project in the highest mountain of Lares Valley 2014
Plan is a global Charity. We work with a group of indigenous people (children & adults) of the Valley of Lares to help them build a better future. Giving them clothing such as shoes / slippers / t-shirts / jackets / pants / shorts / sandals / staple food / school supplies. With your support children, families and entire communities have the power to move themselves from a life of poverty to a future with opportunity…. Every year, we provide them such as: meals, clothing, school supplies and toys for the children’s .We prepare hot chocolate with Christmas breads / gifts and we share with them and we are happy to do every time due that our government does not helps them…Every customer who pays for our services, 10% of the total amount goes directly to help our community project which is our responsibility as a Travel Agency.
WHAT type of items do we need to bring? Clothes: Babies and children’s clothes of all types, Adults clothes (mainly warm sweaters, jackets and waterproof clothing). Exclusions: please no underwear, socks etc. All clothing must be washed and clean prior to donation. / Toys: All types but not battery operated. / Picture books (all languages) and children’s books in Spanish. / Other items: Sleeping bags, backpacks, walking boots.
Where and how do we distribute the clothes and equipment? Distribution of the items is an important part of the project. Driving to a village and handing out items to everyone that we meet would cause chaos and wouldn’t ensure that the items are distributed fairly. Instead we decide upon a village to distribute the items and make a visit a few weeks in advance. We talk to the head of the village community and find out how many people are in that community and issue clothing (or gift) vouchers for each person in that community. The head of the village will be asked to distribute the vouchers amongst his community. We then arrange a date and a time that we will return to distribute the clothes. When we return to the village each person with a voucher can exchange the voucher for an item of clothing, hopefully of the type and size that they prefer. If we are distributing to a community of 300 persons we will take a selection of about 600 clothes to ensure that everyone receive a suitable gift.
About the clothing appeal and how you can help… With all your help we want to collect as many clothes, toys, school books and equipment to distribute to some of the neediest communities in the mountains of Southern Peru. When you come to Peru just bring a few extra items that you no longer need to our office and we’ll distribute them, it’s as simple as that. If you haven’t any room in your bags then we can help you purchase some second-hand clothes and equipment whilst you are here in Peru. Our clothing and equipment appeal is very simple scheme for all visitors to participate in. Before you come to Peru just have a look around your house to find any clothes that you no longer need and bring them with you when you come to Peru and drop them off in our office in Cusco. Of course we don’t expect you’ll have much room in your suitcase so just one or two items is fine. If you leave the items at our office in Cusco we’ll guarantee to find a person who will really appreciate your gifts.
What Happened If I can’t bring anything with me from home, can I still help with the appeal once I am in Cusco? If you would like to help our appeal but can’t find any suitable items to bring from home or haven’t got the spare space to bring them then you can still help us once you arrive in Cusco. You can help us in several ways. There are many second hand clothing shops in the markets of Cusco where you could buy suitable clothing at very cheap prices. For US$30 you could buy a bag full of suitable items. However these shops are not located in particularly safe areas of Cusco so if you come to our office in Cusco we can arrange for someone to go with you to these shops to help get the best bargains. Of course you may want to buy school books or pens, pencils etc for a local school so we can help you with that as well…If I leave things at your office in Cusco, how do I know you’ll distribute them fairly? When you leave items at our office in Cusco we’ll ask you to register your items in our project log book. We’ll ask for your name, email address and a brief description of the items you are donating. We’ll keep a file of our distributions including details of the items distributed, the date and village, as well as a photographic journal of each distribution. All will be available for inspection in our office. We will also transfer this information onto our web site which will be updated on a quarterly basis with news of the appeal’s progress.
What happen if I leave things at your office in Cusco, how do I know you’ll distribute them fairly? When you leave items at our office in Cusco (Address: Carmen Bajo street 257 – San Blas) we’ll ask you to register your items in our project log book. We’ll ask for your name, email address and a brief description of the items you are donating. We’ll keep a file of our distributions including details of the items distributed, the date and village, as well as a photographic journal of each distribution. All will be available for inspection in our office. We will also transfer this information onto our web site which will be updated on a quarterly basis with news of the appeal’s progress.
We ensure adequate education for children
We improve the quality of education and health for children by enhancing the environments.
We teach children how to be self-sufficient and leaders in their communities.
We provide much needed health support for millions of needed people.
We directly make a difference in a child’s life.
We employed local staff and pay them fair, legal wages as serious company
We ensure that our treatment of staff abides by legal requirements.
We use locally –owned transportation and accommodation
Our company works to help people INDIGENOUS – QUECHUA who live above 4600 meters above sea level
Where and who is going to benefit from the gifts? Children and Adults from the smaller communities in the mountains of communities in the Lares Valley and around the Sacred Valley.
The Impact of your donation.- We’ve been working with our community for over 8 years, and in that time we’ve learned that to bring long-lasting changes to children’s and adults lives we need to address the needs of communities.. For that reason, the money you donate go directly to help those people who live in chaotic situations and in extreme poverty however, probably in the next couple of years we are thinking or planning in build a student’s house where they can live during the week to go to the school because most of them don`t go to the school because they have to walk many hours from their house.
The being responsible and trustworthy. We’re accountable to the children and communities we work with, and to the sponsors and donors who make that work possible. It’s very important to us that our finances are clear and honest, so we use internal and external auditors to monitor our finances and day-to-day management. This includes evaluating all our projects at the beginning, middle and end to see how successfully they’ve met children’s needs.
How do we spend the founds.- Every Dollar a Soles sent by our donors, must be spent in buying all needs of children`s and adults from our community project and we have to let know them that the money is coming from people who are happy to help our community. However, if our helper requires the receipts, we will be happy in sending the scanned voucher of bought of expenses.
Make a donation: Every donation small or large amount makes a different in their lives of every children and poor people. If it were not for the generous support from people like you, we would not be able continue to improve their.