Category Archives: Peru 2013

Stories of Two Girls

Our second day of clinics is complete and there are stories to tell: I first met Maria Angela at Yancana Huasy in Lima in 2009. Angela was four at the time and had never tolerated bending at her hips and … Continue reading

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The First Arequipa Day

The day dawned bright and sunny and we began our clinics with some amazing kids and young people. Here are two of them: Yanina is 11 years old, and today she received her first wheelchair – what an exciting day! … Continue reading

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Carmen Alta

Sunday was spent welcoming more folks and preparing for the week’s work. Rick and Laura arrived early in the morning, exhausted by the 26 hour trip that included spending the night in the Lima airport to catch an early morning … Continue reading

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International Day of the Woman

Friday, March 8 was our last day in Lima for a week. We spent it at Yancana Huasy and had a delightful surprise as Sammie, Mary Beth and I climbed out of the van inside the Yancana Huasy compound. We … Continue reading

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Workshop at the National Institute for Child Health

Today was our educational workshop at the National Institute for Child Health in Lima, a joint effort with Eleanore’s Project and Yancana Huasy. This was our first time working with this institution, and it was great fun! This government hospital … Continue reading

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A bit of rest

With the warehouse work done, today was more relaxing. I did some preparation for a workshop at the children’s hospital tomorrow, we ate a good mid-day meal, and made a shopping expedition to Sodimac to buy some supplies needed for … Continue reading

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All finished at the Caritas Warehouse!

Today we truly saw the fruits of our labor last December, when Sammie, Kate Barrett and I painstakingly selected wheelchairs at Hope Haven and labeled each chair with a tag including a child’s name and home community. We then left … Continue reading

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Settling in to Lima

Sammie Wakefield, Mary Beth Long and I arrived in Lima in the wee hours of the morning on Sunday. Our flight from Atlanta left late, depositing us in Lima after 1 a.m. We thought our flight might be the only … Continue reading

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Equipment on the way

The two shipping containers that are carrying wheelchairs and much other therapy and rehabilitation equipment are now loaded! Over the last two days at Hope Haven International Ministries the 40 foot high cube containers were packed to the brim and … Continue reading

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From New Hampshire to South Dakota to Peru

The equipment that was packed up on “boxing day” last Saturday began its long journey to Peru today. Sammie Wakefield drove a loaded U Haul from her home in Moultonborough, New Hampshire to Manchester where it was unloaded at Rehabilitation … Continue reading

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