Help Raise Funds to Buy Rainy Weather Clothes for Acchahuata Community’s Children
Hello, my name is Barbara Paztelan. I have been living in the Sacred Valley of Peru for the
past three years, and managing a Yoga Retreat Center here. The retreat center is a part of
an NGO called Sach’a Munay, which has helped fund the construction of two primary
schools in the small, local community which has welcomed our retreat center, and we also
provide lunch everyday for the children.
These children are lucky. Their communities are in the Sacred Valley, which has a large
flow of tourists and foreign and local do-gooders alike. But most NGOs, including our own,
can only help the local community of the Sacred Valley.
The children of the Community of Acchahuata, however, are not so lucky. They live so far away, that no one has even heard of them! The 55 kids of the Acchahuata community have to travel by foot 2 to 5 hours just to
make it to a school.
My coworker Sadith Molina first made me aware of this community around Christmas
2017, and my heart went out to them. They are so isolated! So, we took them nutrious food
and other Christmas presents out-of-pocket on that very same day, and did the same for
Christmas 2018. But they need more help - from December to early April is Peru’s rainy
season, and it is labeled accordingly: it rains heavily almost every day. Can you imagine, a
child walking 5 hours in pouring heavy rain without even the proper rainy weather
clothes?? The 55 children that this community holds are in dire need of rainboots
(wellingtons), socks, underwear, and school necessities such as notebooks, pencils, and
Please help us raise funds to provide them with these basic necesities!
Here is more information about the cost of these items in Peru to help guide donations:
1 pair wellies $7
2 pencils $1
2 pens $1
1 Notebook $1.50
2 pairs socks $4
Cost to help one child: $14.50
Cost to help five children: $72.50
Cost to help 10 children: $145
Cost to help all 55 kids this year: $797.5
Thank you so much for everyone who has chosen to be more giving in this new year!