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Tour Peru and Help Moms

June 19, 2014|Posted in: Machu Picchu, Peru, Responsible Travel

Tour Peru and Help Moms

We are honoring Mother’s Day 2013 by donating $100 per person on bookings made in May 2013 for travel in Peru before May 2014.

The donations will go to Living Heart, a non-profit that helps mothers and their children in some of the most disadvantaged highland communities of Peru’s Sacred Valley, a region where malnutrition and disease are painfully rampant.

On itineraries that lead our guests through this region, we always eat at Hearts Café in Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley – the gateway to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu. Proceeds from the café go to support Living Heart’s projects that supply vitamins, medicines, dental, medical and school supplies.

To get an idea of the impact a $100 donation can make, check out Living Heart’s Wish List. The list includes the cost of various supplies and services. For example, a $98 donation will give one child a hot breakfast and lunch every school day for a whole year. A $72 donation will give a newborn baby a fighting chance at a healthy life by supplying one pregnant woman with the pre-natal vitamins needed to take her through the full 9 months.You can participate in the Mother’s Day donation by booking any of the following trips:

As with so many stunning regions of the world, the needs here for the basic sustenance that keeps people alive are profound. Travelers who come with Llama Expeditions to explore Peru always ask how they can help. On each trip, we include a visit to and support for an organization that is helping to alleviate poverty by empowering local people to better their lives.

 

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