2nd Annual Xmas Fundraiser for Children in Peru


Just like every year, the Rotary Club of Miraflores, Piura is organizing a “chocolatada” for children in Piura, Peru.  Chocolatadas are typical events organized during Christmas time. Basically, a group of volunteers get together to provide a cup of hot cocoa and a gift to a child in need. We kindly ask for your support. The funds raised will go, just like last year, directly to the Rotary Club of Piura and will support their holiday activities which aim to provide 250 children with hope and happiness this Christmas. Thanks to your support last year we raised more then $600 which is a fortune for this community. Hopefully, we can raise a similar amount this year, too!

About the communities that will be served during these events:
In Monte Castillo, with local and international support, the Rotary Club finished  building a water plant to provide safe water to the community. They had previously built a community clinic and they continue to work in that area to provide families with brick stoves (coming soon) so that they don’t have to cook on the floor and put their families and the environment in danger. In that visit, I learned about a family with little girls who did not have any books. I was able to buy a few books for them, but the whole community needs support to increase their literacy level.

Nuevo San Pedro is a settlement of families who were relocated after the floods caused by el Nino about 5 years ago. These farmers were forced to leave their land and now they live on desert like hills. You can see the fabric of emergency tents used to build their new precarious homes. I had the opportunity to talk to some mothers who asked for help with toys for their children who did not even have a playground or a grassy area to play on.  

If you would like to be contacted for future opportunities to support Piura, please send me a message with your email.

Thank you for your consideration.

Lucia Zegarra

53109854_16073653852145_r.jpegRotary Club Miraflores Piura Volunteers with children in Monte Castillo in 2019. These gifts were purchased with the funds raised from our fundraiser last year.

53109854_1607379119385974_r.jpegDistribution of gifts in Monte Castillo

53109854_1607379150571175_r.jpegDistribution of gifts in Nuevo San Pedro. 


53109854_1607365406390165_r.jpegGeting ready for the Chocolatada!


53109854_1607365431548401_r.jpegMore toys!

53109854_160736628386338_r.jpegCommunity development project 2019: Volunteers and community leaders working with the Rotary Club in Piura to collect information about families in Monte Castillo. 

53109854_1607365900239902_r.jpeg Monte Castillo

53109854_1607365923819093_r.jpegStreets in Monte Castillo

53109854_1607366230644103_r.jpegNuevo San Pedro farmers affected by floods showing us the dessert like hills they were displaced to.

Donations

  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
  • Anonymous 
    • $15 
    • 1 mo
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
  • Ines Campero 
    • $25 
    • 1 mo
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 1 mo
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Organizer

Lucia Zegarra 
Organizer
Bethesda, MD
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