Northern Peru has been experiencing heavy rainfall and it was recently reported that a state of emergency has been declared in the affected areas. the worst affected areas are Cajamarca, Piura, and Hancay. Floods have ravaged remote towns and villages, causing much destruction and havoc. At the moment, it is not clear if there have been any casualties. Read more..Read more
Considering how climate change is affecting the whole world, Peru has been seriously looking at what it can do to reduce the damage of infrastructural projects. With this in mind, the country enacted a law in April 2018, which makes every investment project in Peru to incorporate climate risk. Read more..Read more
Thousands of years ago, Peru was covered with glaciers all along its Andean valleys. It might seem difficult to believe this today, where only meadows and rolling fields are left baking under the sharp high altitude sun. However, the glacial rivers reached a peak around 26,000 to 28,000 years ago. Read more..Read more
Can someone really understand climate change if it has no impact on his/her daily life? Our routines are all similar; head to the bathroom, brush our teeth, flush the toilet, take a shower, turn on our computers. We’ll head to the fridge and even keep the thing open for a good 5 minutes while we decide what we’ll have for breakfast. Those of us blessed to have a green patch of earth will water our lawns or watch the pool man do his job while we read the paper, all the while ignoring the really important articles on page 6. The stories that tell us that one day we’ll wake up, head to the bathroom and they’ll be no water for us to brush our teeth, no water to flush our excrement or to clean ourselves. Our computers lay idle because the hydro electric plant that produces our energy does not receive enough water to power its turbines. Of our picture perfect neighborhoods becoming dusty wastelands as desertification creeps in, claiming a generation of ignorance and leaving our children stranded in a mess we created. [Continue reading…]Read more
Volunteering your time to an organization and dedicating some of your time to a cause is one of the most noble and meaningful things a person can do. Whether assisting the poor, taking care of abandoned children or helping communities grow, the simple and generous act of participation is a rewarding experience to both the volunteer and the people they help.
Being that our own volunteer program is only months away we thought it a good idea to highlight why volunteering in Peru is such a special and rewarding experience. Right now there are thousands of volunteers preparing to travel to Peru for the Summer and hundreds of organizations taking applications. Whether volunteering in a coastal city, a small Andean village or in the jungle, the same reasons hold true for all who decide to journey to Peru and help make a difference. [Continue Reading…]Read more