Vito Acosta

Huntsman Program Student at the University of Pennsylvania

St. Augustine Peru Service

Sustainability

  • Plant local fruit trees in strategic locations around Villa
  • Expand previously constructed permaculture garden

Daycare

  • Teach English
  • Share music, Play sports
  • Donate clothing, plants

Relationships

  • Promote inter-cultural relationships that stay strong long after we depart
  • Educate the community on best practices to promote self-reliance

Internet, Phone, Television Connectivity

While talking with the daycare director, Sra. Loa, about the daycare's needs, she told me they didn’t have cellular service because it wasn’t possible to bring wiring to the building. When I went to the local provider, Movistar, with Mrs. McSweeny, we discovered that a satellite could do the job. Using a portion of the money our group fundraised with your help, we paid for the installation and service costs so that they are now connected with telephone, television, and internet service.  Since we left, Sra. Loa has shared with me many heartwarming stories of how the children are enjoying the connectivity this enabled. In the future, we plan to expand our efforts with additional fundraisers and eventually provide them with technology such as iPads.

Peru: The Mission

Every year, a group of students at my school travel to Villa El Salvador, Perú to do service for the community. We have built houses, created gardens, and taught English to children at the local daycare, Centro de Atención Integral Infantil,  Mi Pequeño Belén. We have grown close with the families of Villa and it touches our hearts how they look forward to our visit each year.

This year, in order to be able to pay for the costs of housing, transportation, and fruit trees, we raised over $1,900 from your generous donations.

We are extremely grateful and appreciative of your support. Thank you.

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Donate

 To make a donation, please visit

https://hermits.com/advancement/make-a-gift/

After clicking the link,
1. Choose your donation amount. Every dollar helps.
2. On the "Designation" drop-down, select "other."
3. Type "Perú" in the additional information box.
4. Fill out payment information. You will receive a tax-deductible receipt once completed.

We thank you in advance for your generosity and assistance in helping us aid the people of Villa El Salvador.