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We did it!

Thank you for your generous donations over the holiday season.  We were delighted that so many of you purchased chickens and trees as holiday gifts for your friends and families. Your gifts totaled 222 egg-laying hens, 351 citrus trees, a month's worth of meals for boarding students, and BEST OF ALL.... money for a new water well on campus! That's right! We made it to our $3000 goal to rebuild a new water well, with money left over to repair the septic system as well.

  • Feb 8 2012

"Build a well" fundraiser

Thank you for your devotion to the Refuge of Hope in 2011. We are thankful for your care and support. Your donations have provided a full year of food (3 meals a day), electricity and running water for children with disabilities in Peru. Your donations funded major repairs to classrooms, and to the school's leaky plumbing system, which reduced the cost of electricity by $200 a month.  Your donations also provided school supplies, toiletries and new bunkbeds for our boarding students.

  • Dec 13 2011

Fall 2011

Summer went by so quickly! Fortunately, there was plenty of time for wonderful things to happen at The Refuge of Hope! Here are our summer highlights:

  • Oct 2 2011

Summer 2011

It's summer already! That means school vacation for kids in the U.S., but in the southern hemisphere, the academic year is in full force and classes are bustling with students at the Refuge of Hope in Peru! Here are some quotes below from several students who have shared their dreams for the future and what the Refuge of Hope means to them.

  • Jul 1 2011

Spring 2011

March 1st started the 2011 school year for The Refuge of Hope in Pucallpa, Peru. The classrooms are full and students full of energy! This year there are 100 children enrolled in the preschool, 300 in elementary, and 60 youth and adults in vocational programs, including carpentry, metalwork, computers, sewing and cosmetics.

  • May 1 2011

Fall 2010

HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS! The holidays are the perfect time to make a donation in someone's name. It's always the right size and no crowds at the mall! Plus you have three types of gifts to choose from: cash, trees ($1 each) or chickens ($3 each). All amounts welcome! Donations are tax-deductible and all proceeds go directly to The Refuge of Hope. Simply make your donation online or with a check by clicking here, specify your preference and print out the corresponding donation certificate.

  • Dec 12 2010

Summer 2010

 GREAT NEWS!!!! WE DID IT!!!! We made our $10,000 fundraiser goal to purchase a vehicle for The Refuge of Hope. Thank you for your donations through the spring and summer. We are now in the process of purchasing a vehicle which will be used to transport students in the vocational training program to and from school, as well as to and from the "Quince" reforestation ranch where many of them are studying and working. The vehicle will also be used to transport plants and supplies to support this project.
  • Aug 1 2010

Spring 2010

Welcome to the Spring e-Newsletter for El Refugio de Esperanza (The Refuge of Hope), a school for children with disabilities in Peru!

  • May 1 2010

Launching Refuge of Hope e-newsletter

 Launching Refuge of Hope e-newsletterGreetings to friends, volunteers, and supporters of El Refugio de Esperanza (The Refuge of Hope) in Pucallpa, Peru, a school and shelter serving the disabled since 1987. We welcome you to the first E-newsletter of The Refuge of Hope!You may be wondering who is behind this newsletter effort. My name is DeeDee Estevez and like many of you, I fell in love with The Refuge of Hope after my first visit to Peru in 2008.
  • Dec 1 2009