We need your help to build the Chapel. The building fund needs an additional $40,000.00 to pay for the construction of the Chapel. Each donor who finds it in their heart to contribute to the building fund will be commemorated along with our lead benefactors Perry and Lisa on a brass plaque at the entry to the Chapel. We would also love to find five generous souls who would donate the funds necessary to add stained glass windows to the chapel.
Written by Angie Kidd , an Advisor and Representative for Quechua Benefit It is a beautiful Sunday afternoon here in Indiana. The sun is shining, the birds are singing and there is a smile on my heart. Spring? Yes, but that’s not all. I have seen the face of God today, but not where you…
It is with a great sense of anticipation and excitement that I can announce to you the return of the InSight team to Peru! It seems like such a long time ago, however reading back through this blog, the memories are still very fresh. A new crew has now been assembled – 12 in total, with 6 new faces joining us. I have posted the complete team list in the information to the right of the page, but to Linda Wright, Brooke Morrison, Rob Rix, Tony Roccon, and Janie Hicks, a big welcome! I am also very pleased to say that the inspiration behind the InSight Peru project, Dr Ian Davison, will be making the treck to Chivay with us this time.
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Mike Safley of Quechua Benefit is honored as one of 25 Portlanders Who Are Changing the World.
The biggest check in Quechua Benefits history recently showed up in the charities accountant’s mail box. Chuck Gulotta, our Treasurer, summed up our collective surprise and delight by shouting “O My God!”
Snowmass Alpacas – Don, Julie, Nick, Maree, David and Heidi Skinner would like to send a special thank you to the medical team of Quechua Benefit
December 2012 Newsletter: As we have just passed the Thanksgiving holiday and are passing quickly through the Christmas holiday to the end of 2012, I would like to update you of not only recent developments but also the things that I am most thankful for.
Quechua Benefits 2012 Mission to Peru & The opening of the Snowmass Health Center Fourteen members of the 2012 Quechua Benefit mission traveled to six towns in the Colca Valley on a rotating basis and they inaugurated the Snowmass Health Center with 6 days of continuous operation. They were accompanied by 3 Peruvian doctors and…
Julie and Don: I have had the pleasure of participating in the recent Quechua Benefit Mission at Casa Chapi. First, I want to thank you for your generous donation which has allowed the Medical Center to come to fruition. But most of all, I want to compliment you on your children, who were a delight to work with. As a physician with no children, my recent interaction with the youth of America had me feeling very uncertain as to the future of our country. After a week with Heidi and Nick, I feel as if there is truly a future.
Quechua Benefit has completed the first phase of construction at Casa Chapi and is now the full time residence of 20 children. We still need help building several children cottages in the complex. We also need sponsors for the visitors house.
Our challenge in 2013 will be to fund the ongoing operation of Casa Chapi which costs about $100,000 per year to operate when it has a full compliment of 100 children. We are currently conducting a fund raising campaign by phone. The results have been encouraging and we have raised $12,800 in the last two months.
Jane and I consider it a privilege to be associated with Quechua Benefit. We want the years we have been allotted to count for something. There are several reasons why we will continue to invest in the activities of Quechua Benefit (QB).
Lauren Deimling Johns, 26, born in Toledo and a graduate of Fort Meigs Elementary and Perrysburg High School, joined the Peace Corp, after a back injury ended her professional ballet career. She was assigned to Peru, arriving in 2010. Her two-year stint in the High Andes of the South American country ends in August. Next, she plans to go to France and attend graduate school. She tells her Peace Corps story in three parts.
The children of Casa Chapi have been our main focus over the past several months. As we build Casa Chapi, the heath, welfare and well being of the children, our future residents have been at the top of our priority list. Here we would like to introduce you to the future residents of Casa Chapi. In the very near future, they children will begin living at Casa Chapi and you will be able to coresponde with them and to see photos of their progress and daily life. The Casa Chapi Superintendent, Blanca Quispe has been interviewing candidates and prepare this facility and curriculum for the future residents.
August 2012 Newsletter: This newsletter rejoices a major milestone that has been reached: Casa Chapi opened as of August 6, with 20 children in residence. We are operational! A dream that has been 17 years in the making has happened!
The last bit of thatch has been stitched into place, the white stucco gleams under the ever present Peruvian sun and the final stone has been laid on the pathways that run wild witl little souls. Casa Chapi is complete. Twenty children have moved in and will begin attending school on August 15th, 2012. Twenty…
Quechua Benefit believes our primary mission is to serve the poor people of Peru and strives to unite those who feel a call and have a heart to serve the poorest of the poor. The organization is a non denominational Faith-based charity that encourages everyone, whatever their belief, to participate in helping the poor and disenfranchised people of the alpaca growing regions of Peru with the shared goals of service and unity of purpose.
Previously, Grace Institute had visited and helped Haiti and Kenya; together with Quechua Benefit, an organization that is dedicated to providing services to the people of Quechua, we will be extending our hands to Peru!