Tag Archives : Peru

FIELD NOTES FROM PERU May 14, 2019

I recently made a visit to our Childcare Worldwide office in Peru. What an amazing trip! I was blessed by the kids we serve in Lima. It was yet another great reminder of the wonderful work I get to do as president of this ministry.

MUSTARD SEED PROJECTS

Our work in Peru is unique in that we provide child sponsorship programs as well as socioeconomic opportunities for women. I was able to meet several ladies who benefit from a CCW provided sewing machine.

Childcare Worldwide Peru provides classes where women are taught how to sew clothes. The clothes they make can be sold at a profit which helps provide these women an economic benefit. The income from these micro businesses contribute toward (more…)

Stitches of Hope November 20, 2018

Carmen grew up with seven siblings! With all those kids, there was never quite enough to go around. Carmen vowed she’d do better by her own family someday.

But she wound up with four kids of her own – and now one grandchild! Making ends meet in Peru’s economy is tough. Her parents could barely feed all of them. As soon as she was old enough, Carmen dropped out of school to find a job.

After she had her first child, Carmen decided she needed to go back and finish high school. (more…)

Top Chef: Peru Edition January 22, 2018

A man wearing a black chef's uniform and matching hat stands at a stainless steel counter top rolling out dough with a wooden rolling pin.

Jefferson pursuing his dream at Idatur Institute.

Jefferson is the last person you would expect to find at a prestigious culinary school in Lima, Peru.

As a child, Jefferson had a lot working against him. His parents separated when he was little, which was emotionally devastating for him. As he says, “I felt like a beautiful bowl had been dropped on the ground – there was a crack in it that grew day-by-day.” (more…)

Classrooms around the World June 6, 2017

A good education is the key to a brighter future for every child we serve. But education comes in all shapes and sizes. The average school in Kenya looks very different than the average school in India. So here is your chance to learn a little more about where your sponsored child goes to school!

A young girl sits at a wooden desks holding a pencil, and bending over a piece of paper in deep concentration.

Education builds successful futures!

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On the Road with Dr. Lange May 11, 2017

Recently, our founder and president, Dr. Max Lange, visited our office in Peru. When he came back, he took some time to reflect on all the progress that has been made in Peru, and all the work yet to be done. It’s pretty incredible to hear how God has been at work over the years!

Two young Peruvian girls leaning against each other and smiling for the camera.

Childcare Worldwide started working in Comas, Peru in 1984. A lot has changed in 33 years, so I asked Dr. Lange to paint me the picture of what it was like then, and what it is like now.

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The Power of a Critical Care Pak March 7, 2017

A young woman holds a large plastic bag full of food, surrounded by a little boy and an older woman holding a sleeping baby.

Roxana is so excited about this giant bag of food that will keep her family healthy!

Roxana lives in a shantytown on the outskirts of Lima, Peru. It’s a long, hot hike up to her little hut, and she complains about the dust that swirls constantly through the house and yard.

Growing up, Roxana dreamed of running her own small business, but instead she’s spent her life selflessly caring for others. (more…)

Help from a bag of Fritos March 1, 2016

Rocio fumbles to remove the arm bands of her crutches from her forearms and then plops into a well-worn and fabric-frayed chair. Another long day was behind her and it felt good to sit down again.

Rocio

Abandoned by her husband, Rocio was left with three children to care for in the desert-like community of Comas, Peru. Years ago, the emotional and financial pain of abandonment had left her depressed and unable to care for her children. And just when she thought things couldn’t get any worse, they did.

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