Okay its true. Its actually real. I am going to Peru. I am going to Huancayo Peru to volunteer in an orphanage for about 17 days! This picture is a view of the city I will be living. Learn more about the location http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Huancayo%20%20Peru&rls=com.microsoft:en-us&ie=UTF-8&oe=UTF-8&startIndex=&startPage=1&um=1&sa=N&tab=wl
I will arrive in Lima Peru on the 14th of August, go through an orientation on the 15th and then take an 8 hour bus ride to Huancayo. In Huancayo I will be staying with a Peruvian family who will provide all my meals. I will walk to the orphanage everyday and work 8-5 there. After this I will take Spanish classes at a steep 5 dollars an hour from a local Peruvian team. I then will have the weekends to travel perhaps Machu Picchu on the weekend, depending on my friends made through the experience, and if I trust traveling with them. So I am about six weeks away from leaving and have already started trying to get donations from local businesses. I have had some success, and LOTS of no..sorry..no we are going to have to regretfully decline..no sorry we only offer community help. But I would like to take as much as I can to Peru to these little kids. I have asked around and from what I hear these people are fascinated with something as little as a click pen. Now school supplies, balloons, colored paper, five dollars, your old cell phone that doesnt work you just have lying around, anything that would fascinate your two year old could be wonderful for me. Even notebooks or gluesticks, or chalk, or old toys, books. Really anything. I am trying to steer clear of clothes because I think I can just buy them for cheaper than I could haul them over there. Unless you have a small amount in fairly good condition that you want to see a Peruvian orphan wearing, then I will take the clothing. :) I really am excited to go and wont stop with the effort to accumulate as much as I can carry to Peru to take to this orphanage. I probably will take a pair of shoes for myself, a couple of sanitary items, my camera, a sleeping bag, and a change of clothes for this trip, so that I can carry as much donations as possible. Please please please email me with anything you would like to provide, or anything of that sort. This has been something I have wanted to do my entire life. I also promised myself that if I went I would take as much as I could from America for these orphans to have, so anything will be of help. Also if you know of any companies that would be willing to donate that would be greatly appreciated as well. My email is email@example.com I am so excited!!!!!!!!!! I want to put more !!! but that might get boring :)
Oh and if you have any horror stories about how dangerous and deadly Peru is...please dont tell my mom, nor me.