Sunday, October 27, 2013

Shanti Upadate

Shanti is developing into a very confident and interesting young lady. She is currently in Grade 5 at school and has completed her first mid-term exams and awaiting his results. Her teachers are happy with her efforts at school and she came 1st in her class recently with 84%.  Shanti is very good at badminton and enjoyed playing for her school in March.  In the badminton competition she came 1st!  She also enjoys running and came 2nd in a relay race and 1st in short distance running for Maybert School.  

Shanti is very good at dance and performed for the school for parent's day and teacher's day.  Shanti has stated that when she is older she would like to be a teacher. Enclosed is a letter Shanti has written for you.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Kalpana Chaudhary Update

Kalpana is developing into a very confident and interesting young lady. She is 16 years old and is currently in Grade 12 at college and is studying Sociology.  Kalpana is undergoing work experience at Marybert in the hope of improving her skills and future employment opportunities.  She helps the school with teaching Grade 1 students.  At college Kalpana took part in a Quiz contest and her team came 2nd overall.  In Marybert, Kalpana is often found helping her younger brothers and sisters with cleaning and washing their clothes. She also often leads the nightly 'devotion' gatherings and enjoys attending church every Saturday.  She is in the choir!  Kalpana has stated that when she is older she would like to be a social worker. 

Monday, October 21, 2013

Peru Update

Hi, I just would like to share one of the passions I have, and it my be your love too.  In December 2012 I took most of that month off so that I could be of volunteer service to an Organization that has been helping the poor and indigines families in the high mountains (8-9000 ft.) near Cusco Peru. “Make more bricks”, she ordered! ;-)

I paid for all my expenses just as the other five Europeans has done just like me. We all lived in a small two story house in the wonderful Ollantaytambo  (Oh-yan-tie-tam-bow)  The only occupied living Inca Village.

Leander  runs the service and has Mayra directing the helpers as myself accomplish the big daily care and help to the men,woman and children of the area. We daily help in the safe transportation of the 10 -12 kids ages 6 to 15 to their special needs school  Arco Iris in Rubamba. They are such loving and fun children.

The kids going to school
The kids going to school

At times Mara has us transiting small villages and up or down hills to deliver clothing to the needy. It makes them so happy to be able to have something used and in nice condition. Most of this clothing was gifted items to the organization.

The best place to eat in Ollantaytambo is the Coffee Tree.

                          The Lovely owners of Coffee Tree Cafe , Ollantaytambo, Peru

At one time, we went to seek out a particular family to provide clothing , tooth brushes and to insure that they were going to keep a family medical appointment in town. I wish you could have seen Mara express in detail the importance of this appointment for the family! She is such a caring and loving dear. Love you Mara!

At the end of school year My Small Help. Org Peru, helps the school have an end of school year celebration. Leander had arranged in obtaining 40 pounds of whole chickens, loaves and loaves of sweet bread for the school. I am sure it was a strain on their budget as well as the venders to may have donated. As you can see, everyone had a great time and hard working Mara took a needed nap. (see below photo, she’s so cute)

There is really so much more help that is really needed here in the Inca Sacred Valley of Cusco. I invite you, if it is in your heart to contact ‘My Small Help.Org. ‘ and send a Donation or even yourself in Loving person. You will be smiling with loving memories as I am right now!

Thank You, from me and the people of Peru and ‘My Small Help .org’.  Cheers!