Category Archives: Peru 2011
Molly Wadsworth is a graduate student in the St. Catherine University occupational therapy program. She and three classmates joined our 2011 team of volunteer therapists and technicians. The opportunity to work with Eleanore’s Project in Peru was, to put it … Continue reading
March 2011 saw us working in Lima, Peru at Yancana Huasy, followed by a week in Arequipa working with Equip KIDS. Over the two weeks of wheelchair clinics we saw over 100 children and youth fitted in wheelchairs appropriate for … Continue reading
This morning we awakened at our guesthouse in Lima. We rose not to Arequipa bird calls or the silence of Chivay in the Colca Valley (where five of us visited on Sunday and Monday). Instead there were the sounds and … Continue reading
Our slightly reconfigured team (goodbye to Steve and hello to Kevin) worked for a week in Arequipa at the beautiful Casa de Avila. Each day brought new children and stories.
Our group is smaller tonight, as seven of our company left Arequipa on a 9 PM flight to Lima. The St. Kate’s contingent (Kate, Krystal, Molly, Sara and Tessa) have an early flight back to the United States Saturday morning. … Continue reading
It is Thursday night as I write this, after a good work day in which we completed wheelchairs for twelve children from Abancay and Arequipa. Those from Abancay traveled twelve hours to Arequipa, accompanied not only by their parents but … Continue reading
Tonight we have a guest post from the four occupational therapy students who have joined the EP team for the past two weeks. Molly, Tessa, Sara and Krystal have been invaluable contributors. Two weeks ago tomorrow we, four occupational therapy … Continue reading
Today we worked with 17 children and teens from Cusco and the area around Macchu Picchu. They rode an overnight bus for 12 hours to get here. I began this post on our (and their) lunch break, aware that it … Continue reading
Today is Tuesday and our work day was shortened because several recipients who were scheduled did not arrive as planned. This gave us a chance for some much needed rest as we face three more intense days this week. After … Continue reading
Frank was overjoyed this morning because he will start school this year in his new wheelchair. Many schools in Peru will only accept children with disabilities if they have a wheelchair to use at their desks.