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...
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]