Inspired Words

Volunteers experience in Peru. Our volunteers share some of their experiences and memorable photos.


Students in Peru: Another Perspective

Posted in Peru on June 8, 2009

After travelling from Vancouver to Lima the previous day, I woke up on Sunday morning to make the final leg of the trip to Huancayo. It was going to be an 8 hour bus ride, and having never been somewhere like Peru, I had no idea what to expect. All I had to go on Read More…

The first six day in Peru!

Posted in Peru on May 26, 2009

On May 18th, ten of the twelve group members met up in Lima. Michiah, our Developing World Connections Team Leader, met most of us at the airport and took us back to the hostel we were staying at for the night. There, we met the other members for the first time over a traditional Peruvian Read More…

PERU: Final Entry

Posted in Peru on April 20, 2009

Ultimo el Blogo for April 18, 2009 We did it! The school isn’t finished by any means, but in our two weeks in Huancayo, we got a lot done! On our last day our Contractor, Allahandro, brought in a small cement mixer, mucho 45 kilo bags of cement, a dump truck load of true gravel Read More…

Peruvian Smiles, Gravel, and Pancamacha

Posted in Peru on April 20, 2009

April 16, 2009 It’s been four days since we last wrote. And boy, what a four days we’ve had! Two new members arrived and have helped immediately. We’ve been working very hard and have finished painting the upstairs classrooms. Next, we cleaned out the floor of the Administration building and then a big Dump Truck Read More…

PERU: April 12, 2009

Posted in Peru on April 13, 2009

With one week behind us, a full weekend of Easter festivities, and three tours of the Huancayo district, we feel like we are a lot more in tune with Peru, Huancayo and it’s people. Talking about Easter festivities, we saw some great floral displays, busy, busy public markets, and a moving reenactment of the crucifixion Read More…

PERU: On the Project Site

Posted in Peru on April 9, 2009

We have spent two days at the worksite and we have accomplished the following: sanded the cement walls and ceilings, then applied cement filler to patch any cracks or blemishes. Then we applied two coats of primer and it is starting to take shape! We need to fill in any new cracks that appeared after Read More…

PERU: On the Project Site

Posted in Peru on April 9, 2009

We have spent two days at the worksite and we have accomplished the following: sanded the cement walls and ceilings, then applied cement filler to patch any cracks or blemishes. Then we applied two coats of primer and it is starting to take shape! We need to fill in any new cracks that appeared after Read More…

PERU: The first several days

Posted in Peru on April 7, 2009

We spent one day traveling by air: First flight, Vancouver to LA and second flight, LA to Lima, Peru. The airlines weren’t exactly perfect as both The McKennas and the Anders lost one bag each. As of this writing, still no sign of them yet. We were all pretty tired so we slept well.Day two:We Read More…

PERU: The first several days

Posted in Peru on April 7, 2009

We spent one day traveling by air: First flight, Vancouver to LA and second flight, LA to Lima, Peru. The airlines weren’t exactly perfect as both The McKennas and the Anders lost one bag each. As of this writing, still no sign of them yet. We were all pretty tired so we slept well. Day Read More…

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