I was back in Trujillo, Peru toward the end of October. I had the opportunity to lead a team of 11 people for PNHI to Peru. The team was awesome and had an amazing time.
We spent the most of our time in the barrios hanging out with the people, doing crafts (women and kids), and playing soccer and volleyball with the kids. One day our team helped the kids make kites using dry sugarcane sticks, very light weight paper, and yarn as the string. We were all amazed that the kites even got off the ground, but one was about 70 feet in the air.
Some of the team got the chance to help a few women with things around their homes like an outhouse, a roof, and some painting. We spent a morning at a local special needs school, where the majority of the kids and adults had down’s syndrome. Wow they were amazing! The team also had the opportunity to spend a morning visiting the elderly in a nursing home. We heard some interesting story from them. One individual shared that all of his kids lived within a few miles of the facility and he hadn’t seen them in years, he was extremely thankful for our visit.
This trip was a great time of building relationships with the people. Most of the team were talking about coming back next year days before we left Trujillo.