Weʼre raising £4,500 to fund a 4-week expedition to Peru, involving community and ecological projects to aid local people; ending in a 5 day trek to Machu Picchu
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Hardenhuish School are organising a month-long volunteer expedition to Peru to aid local communities through transformational projects in many different areas. 54% of Peru's rural communities live below the poverty line on under a $1 per day. 33% of under 15's are in employment to support their families rather than getting the education they deserve. 18% of rural Peruvians are malnourished and lacking fresh fruit and vegetables. I have volunteered for this trip to help provide a better quality of life for these communities and leave them with sustainable, long-term solutions to the problems they currently encounter.
For example, I will be building classrooms/kindergartens; constructing community housing from local materials; improving local healthcare and sanitation through better amenities and creating sustainable livelihoods by digging irrigation and replanting indigenous plants. After 3 weeks of hard work, the expedition culminates in a 5-day trek following the Salkantay Trail to Machu Picchu
With your help, I will be able to undertake this expedition and benefit these communities. It will be a fantastic experience for me also, and one that will undoubtedly prove life-changing -not only for me, but the locals in Peru also.
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