Condor Cross Dressing by Cheryl Gehly Education With A Destination Peru 2014. I could blame it on the fashion show, but that would be misl… [more]
Quechua Benefit is an organization dedicated to helping the Quechua people in the highlands of Peru. Quechua Benefit and its volunteers deliver medical, dental and optical care; distribute warm clothing; provide shelter, food, and sociological services with an emphasis on children.
As a non denominational faith-based non-profit, Quechua Benefit strives to unite those who feel a call and have a heart to serve the poorest of the poor in Peru. The Quechua often believe that their spirituality and their physical well being are one. We tell our mission participants: “Do not be afraid to pray with those you come in contact with including patients.” Read more...
On May 7th, 2015, we hosted the First Annual Quechua Benefit Dinner and Auction in Portland, Oregon. The event featured a live and silent auction, a pop-up alpaca garment store, an unforgettable perfo...
The Education with a Destination sponsors Crescent Moon Ranch and Flying Dutchman Alpacas have always supported Quechua Benefit and Casa Chapi and we are excited to announce our 2nd annual Education with A Destination Tour, PERU.
My Conversation with Juan Pablo By Chad Colton Juan Pablo’s mother sat on the dirt floor of the courtyard of a half-built house in Arequipa Peru, carefully weaving a vibrant red and blue blanket. The colors of the blanket stood in contrast to the… [more]
One never quite knows what to expect when arriving at a non-profit project underway somewhere in the world. Often the need for talent, time and treasure is readily apparent, but arriving at Casa Chapi feels like arriving home.
Our two “boys” (Alpacas) are named Fito and Toyo. These are nicknames for Rodolfo and Victorio. We named them after two of my Central American friends, Rodolfo Claramount of El Salvador and Victorio Mendez of Guatemala. We are constantly aware o… [more]
“I have been to countless orphanages around the world and as for International Children’s Network (ICN) we partner with many wonderful orphanages that we are proud to be associated.
That said, I have not seen a similar facility that compares to Casa Chapi!
The work that QB has done for this children’s home is beyond belief with schooling facilities soon through high school, a medical clinic and big bedrooms for only two children. The view, to me, is every bit as amazing as Machu Pichu and the care for the children is just like a loving family. Casa Chapi is more like a Country Club and the word from those I know in Chivay, Peru is that any child who lives at CC is “blessed and lucky!”
Everyone involved in the support of Casa Chapi should be proud that every penny has been used for the complete blessing and care of some of Peru’s neediest children!”
International Children’s Network/ Matsiko World Orphan Choir