The Hogar Hermelinda Project
Residence and Support for Educational and Vocational Success, San Martin, Peru
(Photo: The residence, leased to POP, awaits planned renovation.)
Hogar Hermelinda will offer housing and support to six young women who are from the surrounding rural areas of San Martin. Participants will have specific post-secondary educational goals and be at least 18 years of age.
The need for this project became evident as we watched young women age out of the Aldea orphanage where the Peruvian Outreach Project has been active for several years. There is a high level of poverty---especially in the small, rural villages. Young women who want to continue studies after secondary school, but have no support system, are critically disadvantaged. Many become young parents who then struggle to support their own children. Without access to job and educational opportunities, the cycle of poverty continues.
Hogar Hermelinda has a planned opening in February/March 2022.
Please support this life-changing mission with your donation.
Thank you! ~ Peruvian Outreach Project
The Aldea Orphanage Project
Aldea Infantil Virgen del Pilar orphanage, San Martin, Peru
Aldea has six main houses; each house has a Mother who lives with, and cares for the children. Children attend the on-site school during the week, however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic, all school instruction in Peru is currently delivered via television. The Peruvian Outreach Project established a well-stocked medical clinic at Aldea with needed supplies for sick children and staff. POP also provided first-aid kits to each of the dwellings. POP regularly replenishes clinic supplies.
Aldea's bakery was reopened by POP and now provides fresh baked goods throughout the week. POP continues to work to increase delivery of fresh produce to the orphanage. Recently, POP helped to re-tile the floor of the outdoor pavilion which had become a tripping hazard.
The Aldea community enjoyed a Christmas party in the newly tiled pavilion with food, beverages, and gifts for the children provided through the Peruvian Outreach Project.
New enhancements to the orphanage --such as the vegetable and flower gardens (see photo)-- maintenance of existing Aldea projects, and new projects such as this summer's fund drive to renovate and replace old and broken playground equipment, make a difference in the lives of children living at Aldea. Donor support makes this work possible.
Thank you for your interest! ~ Peruvian Outreach Project