One Sole (Soul) a Day
What we need is a lot of people to donate "One Sole a Day". That is about 30 cents a day or $10.00 a month. This money is so important to keeping the doors open to our crisis center. We support all these girls and their babies in every way like education, medical needs, clothes, food, vocational training and everything that parents should supply for their kids.
We don't have a steady income other than what God supplies through the generous support of people like you. One Sole a Day...that is all we ask, $10 a month. PayPal is an easy way to do this. Just click and send a one time donation or monthly support.
People of Peru Project sponsor dozens of students in and around Iquitos. To learn more about our sponsored students and how you can sponsor a student, see our Sponsorships page.
InsureMe, Denver, CO
InsureMe, out of Denver CO has given grant money for the start up costs of a well drilling enterprise. People of Peru Project is drilling water wells for communities that do not have access to clean water. For every one well that is sponsored and drilled, People of Peru Project provides access to this one source to one family in Belen, the most contaminated water area in Iquitos. Because drilling in this area is not possible due to the yearly floodwaters, the water source must be brought in from other areas of the city.
POPP has purchased it's portable unit and is waiting for Intermountain Well Drilling to deliver the larger unit for community projects. We need wells sponsored for poor families and communities. The cost including the hand pump is $1,000.
POPPYS House (People of Peru Project Youth Services Home, the crisis center), needs a van.
Many times a week we have girls that must be taken to doctor’s appointments, court appointments, night classes, and medical appointments for their babies, themselves, etc. Given the facility is 15 minutes out of town and most of the appointments are well into the town, the motorcar or motorcycle is limited in its efficiency. When there are several girls and babies to travel at one time or the babies are already sick and it is a cold rainy night, a van is what is needed.
This vehicle would need to be less than 7 years old (import law), in good working order. A 4X4 SUV type of van would be a blessing as the roads are often muddy. This donation is tax deductible. You can also donate the car stateside if it is too old or not the right thing to bring here. We will sell it and put the money toward something locally.
McKee Baking Company and McElroy Truck Lines Donation
Thank you McKee Baking Company (Little Debbie) and McElroy Truck Lines for your donation.
Our plan is to build a commercial kitchen and dining room for our volunteer groups, student missionaries, and transitional students. This will free up the existing (small) kitchen to be used for the front office of the headquarter building. Since our average group size is around 30 people, the cooks could be so much more efficient with commercial space instead of the residential kitchen they are using now. The dining hall would also serve as a meeting room for the volunteer groups and be part of the complex where our Student volunteers and transitional students live.
When the groups are not present this facility will serve as a catering center for our girls from the crisis center. They will use this as a vocational option if they have an interest in culinary school. Some of the girls are currently working in our food service program, earning money and learning life skills.
In summery: A dining hall for our volunteer groups. A catering business is an income stream. A vocational program for our girls in the crisis center and more space in the headquarter facility.
Our Medical Clinic
Our medical and dental area is complete.
Many of you have asked, “What do you need?” Here is the answer to that question.
Immediate needs are as follows...
Medical and Dental equipment: Now that we have a permanent location we need everything that you would find at any other clinic. The smaller items we can take along in trunks or suitcases. The larger pieces we will send in a container as soon as there is enough to fill one. Here are some of the immediate needs:
- Dental digital X-ray
- Dental instruments
- Ultra sound
- Tooth brushes/toothpaste
- Portable defibrillator
Medicine that we need all the time
- Cortisone creams, anti-diarrhea medicine, cough medicine, liquid fever reducers for children.
- Women's health medicines for bladder, yeast and cervical infections
- Triple antibiotic creams, etc.
- Eye drops for conjunctivitis (pink eye)
- Antibiotics for untreated cuts, bug bites, open sores
- Children’s vitamins are so expensive here. We see a lot of people that are nutritionally depleted. We always need vitamins.
We need more housing options for long-term volunteers, particularly ones with families. Housing in and around POPPYS house and the headquarters would be a blessing.
And of course money: We have a growing number of children that we are supporting in the area of education and special needs. The foster care facility is growing rapidly. We have monthly expenses in Peru that need to be met in order to continue our work here. There is always a need for financial support.
We will keep posting the list on the web site and update what we are currently needing. Obviously purchasing the larger items in Iquitos is the best way. If your family or group would like to sponsor something please let me know. You can designate your financial gift toward something specific.
If any of you would like to come to Iquitos, please join one of the groups already scheduled or become a group leader in your area. I promise you will receive more then you give.
Thank you for your continued support and prayers.