Ways to Help Peru Flood Victims from South American Explorers Club

Here is an update on how you can help Peru flooding victims in Peru from the South American Explorers Club:

HOW TO HELP – Many of you have asked how you could help the victims of the devasting floods and mudslides that have hit Cusco, the Sacred Valley and areas around Machu Picchu. Here is a short list of non-profit organizations that are working directly with the affected communities and can accept donations of money, clothing, food, etc. They may have needs for volunteers, but please contact them directly prior to heading out to these areas:

Living Heart Foundation – Ollantaytambo
www.livingheartperu.org/help.htm
The devastation to families living in adobe houses near the river has meant they they have lost everything…The most important thing is of course money. The main concern of Living Heart is also being able to maintain the help to the 400 mal nourished children in remote areas where we have maintained help during the past 3 years. Volunteers would need to speak Spanish and/or Quechua to be able to help out.

DESEA Foundation and Kusikawsay School
www.deseaperu.org
www.kusikawsay.org
DESEA work in various sustainable projects in the SV, and the Kusikawsay School building at a cultural centre in Taray (near Pisac, where the bridge washed out). was severely damaged by flooding and erosion – and they’re now appealing for additional support to help with the reconstruction.

Wayki Trek
www.waykitrek.net
A trekking agency owned and operated by local community members, Wayki have been bringing donations of food, water, clothing and other items to Anta and other remote villages in the SV.

Cusco Municipality
For those already in Cusco, the municipal government and other organizations have had collection points up in the Plaza de Armas for dropping off food, water and clothing.

SAE Clubhouse
– you can also bring your donations to the clubhouse and we will make sure to get them into the hands of one of the above organizations.

-> The lastest update will be available here
www.saexplorers.org/clubhouses/cusco

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