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South Adventure Peru

201620152014

Social Project 2016

South Adventure Peru

How you are helping our Communities

For many years, our company is working with small communities around Lares valley (a new alternative route to Inca Trail) where the most of them are forget by our Peruvian authorities. The last few years, we have mainly concentrated on helping schools in the communities where we distribute school supplies such as pencils, pens, notebooks, cards of various colors, paints and brushes, ballpoints pens, encyclopedia, books, dictionaries, educational posters and additional crayons and colored pencils , sports items such as footballs, volleyballs, volley ball’s nets, warm cloths such as sweaters, jackets , pants so any donation from you as our travelers , will be welcomed !!

Where your money does goes? The 10% of the total amount you pay for the tours, we spend in helping many indigenous people from the Andes of Lares valley and this 4th of December, 2016 we brought to Machu Picchu more than 50 kids (2 teachers + 2 parents) from one of the small school of Choquecancha (fifth, fourth and third grade) located in Lares valley to 6 hour from Cusco, we had to leave CUSCO night before to be picked up at 4:00am, we took them in 3 PRIVATE cars till Ollantaytambo where they took the train to Machu Picchu and they enjoyed a lot as their first time , we provide them an local Quechua speaking guide due to their original language, we provide them meals such as breakfast, lunch ,and dinner, drinks, entrances to the sanctuary of Machu Picchu, bus tickets up/down Aguas calientes – Machu Picchu – Aguas calientes , private transport Cusco – Calca – Lares – Choquecancha- Ollantaytambo – Calca – Lares – Choquecancha however, we spent more than US$4,950 in this project and in our next plan is to bring the rest of kids first and second grade.

How you can help us to help our community project? You can help us with 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 after your stay in Peru: Sleeping bags, backpacks, walking boots.

Where and how do we distribute the clothes and equipment? Where and how do we distribute the clothes and equipment? Distribution of the items is an important part of the project. We goes to a village but we have to advise them a couple of 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 before to distribute the items. 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? 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 project and you 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.

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.

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Our Community project 2015

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In the Village of Cachin – Lares – Cusco by South Adventure Peru Tours

At 5:00 am, departing from Cusco and on the way to the Sacred Valley Pisac & Calca and then to Lares located in the southern part of Cusco. Along the way, we will pass so many indigenous building small houses and enjoy the beautiful landscape.

The Lares valley is one of the most picturesque villages in the southern part of Cusco. Lares Valley is particularly well known for its very high-quality, brightly colored weavings and characteristic upturned hats, many of the popular tourist markets being supplied from here. Although in this area the most of the Andean people speak Quechua which is their maternal language…Our fantastic team who are working hard to make their dreams true.

Passing the highest mountain over 4,462 meter about sea level , crossing green valleys, tranquil mountain lakes and high passes, with breathtaking views of snow-capped Andean peaks rising to just under 6,000 meters. Our route takes us through many small village communities that offer a rare & fascinating insight into traditional Andean life..Arrival to Lares , located over 3,250 meter about sea level with 11,231 of population.

We had a nice breakfast with rice and fried eggs and the delicious coffee after 4 hours of journey. Continuing with our fascinating trip to the small village of Cachin .On the way , we will pass a couple of villages and bridges made of wood. Before our arrival, we will have a rocky road and muddy.

Arrival to Cachin located over 3,500 meter about sea level so basically this colorful community is covered by huge mountains with beautiful landscape, recently this village is famous due that the company of beer Cusqueña from Cusco made a great promotion with their traditional textile so the people can enjoy in any local TV.

Its economic activity and livelihoods of local agriculture and family farming and textile art dedicated by women. The most of our Peruvian authorities never send any help and support these people for the distance and is too long from Cusco and quite difficulty but for us , nothing was impossible because we know how difficult is their life around this mountains and finally we made it with all the efforts from our team.

This 2015, our company has to spend about $4,000 to share with this people and make their dream true. So that is why, in March 2016 our company is thinking bringing more than 150 Andean people to Machu Picchu as first time and we are sure they will be impressed and very excited since our company will pay for everything such as train tickets / entrances to Machu Picchu / food / transport from their Home – Machu Picchu – Home.

Making our camping if for any rain while the local people are preparing the delicious chocolate which will be served in a few hours. The arrival of papa noel with all the presents, some kids were impressed after seeing him as first time. Sharing the delicious hot chocolate with big tasty breads and making very happy to everybody..Our fantastic team who are working hard to make their dreams true Giving the Christmas gifts and also some presents to their parents..The thanksgiving from one their teachers, a nice photo with all our team so our company is proud of them.

Thanks to god, we had more gifts to bring to another village of Choquecancha located in front where we made the last year but we had to share again with them. Finally, we made it and every one of South Adventure is happy after this fantastic charity in the Andes of Lares where Ruben`s (owner) was born. To our return to Cusco, I and my wife offered to our team a great dinner at one the restaurant called SANTA CATA and then we had to share our secret gifts between us for Christmas.

Ruben / Tatiana & Jordan ( son ) General managers are very happy with all the affords of our team : Janet, Liz, Henry, Roger, Jaime , Marco , Efrain , Persi , Ronald , Jeffry, Bryam, Romario ( driver ) and other helpers for making this fantastic dream.

However , we can`t say enough thanks to Mr Peter Austin and his wonderful wife Irene & to Mr Yael & his beautiful family who also helped us with some money and a lot of gifts for this community project 2015

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Our community project in the highest mountain of Lares Valley 2014

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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.

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Social Project 2014