In the first week of November, the kids we usually transport to a special needs school in
Urubamba had a week of vacation, so we wanted to organize an activity for them. After getting permission from the municipality in Ollantaytambo, we decided to do a little bake sale in the main plaza. We always like activities that let the kids do something practical (baking, selling, etc.) and also that encourage them to be visible members of their community.
On Thursday afternoon we met in our volunteer house with some of the kids and our lovely volunteer Lulu, to bake some cakes and some mini-pizzas. It was a lovely afternoon, and it was great to see the kids apply all that they had learned in their likeskills classes at school.
On Friday morning we set up a little table in the plaza, and began to sell out cakes and avocado sandwiches for one sole and mini pizzas for two soles. It was a great day.
, Luis Alberto and Yasmira chatted and many of their family members came out to support them. We sold out almost everything we made, with lots of compliments on our delicious banana bread. Lourdes
With the hard work of
, Luis Alberto, Yasmira and Lulu, we made about 50 soles in two hours- not a bad day’s work! Lourdes