Good Morning , Good afternoon or Good evening where ever you may be on
This Go Fund me request is all about the very poorest of people of Cuzco
especially the children of Cuzco Peru.
My name is Stuart Jones and my wife's name is Meryl Jones, we live in Sydney
Australia , we have a very close connection with Cuzco.
Cuzco in Peru depends very heavily on tourism and up till March 2020 was doing quite well . However since the world health crisis has plagued our Planet the city has lost all its tourists . BUT it has NOT lost hope , its people are resilient and trying hard .But it does not have the financial muscle that many other world cities have.
So many families and individuals rely on tourism and now sadly so many families find themselves totally unemployed , relying on family or friends as little
government assistance is available .
Meryl and myself have two very close friends Carmen and Rogelio , who ,
themselves are unemployed now, BUT this is NOT about them , this is about the
50 plus children they help.
They have a charity called " A Better World For Andean Children"
(children from the Andes)
Meryl and myself are honorary members .
Carmen and Rogelio started up this amazing charity some years ago, they help
the young children from very poor families , they give the children hope and
something to look forward to on a weekend by helping them with school work an
something to eat. We have seen first hand what they do and how eager these
beautiful children are to learn .
See the website
Sadly at the start of the crisis the owner of the property we rented for the use of
the children decided to sell it to a developer , the property is in
district of Puerto Rico , Cuzco.
So now we have to fund the purchase of land at a cost of approximately $12000 Australian and build from scratch new premises we have been offered land at
a very reasonable price virtually just across the road from present old building .
We have one month to raise the deposit of $3900 ( aprox 10,000 soles )
The Payment of the remainder has to be paid by November 2021 and then the
building can commence as soon as we have paid for the land .
All four of us , Carmen , Rogelio, Meryl and myself are passionate about the health , welfare and education of these children . Even before the crisis struck the world , to these children life was a challenge.Now its even worse. They stopped going to
school in March 2020 and will not return till March 2021.
The loss of the rented accommodation was a severe blow to the children as it was the only place of security that they could all meet up , the one place they could get something to eat easily .
On Behalf of Carmen Bello , Rogelio Porra , Meryl Jones and myself Stuart Jones , it would mean the world to us to be able to offer these children a safe haven and
place to get further studies and food .
I thank you all for reading this and i ask to to please consider helping with a
donation to help rebuild the lives of these children .
We hope to raise $20000.
We will have a plaque made , listing all donors large and small , the plaque will be mounted in our new building
Stuart and Meryl Jones
- Arta Budlla
- Yessica Tapia
- Soraya Cordellina