World Servants is working alongside Peru Hope in the city of Huaycan, a suburb of Lima, Peru. Huaycan is home to thousands of immigrant settlers from different parts of Peru, looking to improve their standard of living and job opportunities in the city of Lima. It is one of the poorest neighborhoods of the capital of Peru.
The people living in Huaycan are hard-working, friendly and family-oriented. The normal household income is less than $9,000.00 per year. Living conditions are simple, but challenging. Most families live in one or two room houses made of handmade mud bricks/wood and thatched roofs with kitchens and latrines located outside.
WHAT WE'RE DOING
Peru Hope and Mission Impacto will partner with World Servants to lead outreach activities such as serving meals to children, will participate in experiential cross-cultural training, attend a worship service in Huaycan and visit families to learn about life in Huaycan, Peru.
The team will also be focusing on working to help with the next construction phase of the much needed community center and outreach center. We will work alongside the community on tasks such as hauling sand, mixing concrete, laying foundations, carpentry, finishing concrete and possibly painting.
The team will spend their day off visiting points of interest in Lima. We will plan to visit the beach, market and cultural city center.
TRIPS TO THIS COMMUNITY
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FOOD, LODGING, & TRAVEL
All meals will be prepared for us by local Peru Hope volunteers who understand the need for good, healthy meals. The main diet consists of bread, potatoes, cornmeal, some beef and chicken, eggs, rice, tomatoes, cabbage, carrots, beans, avocados, along with fresh pineapple, mango, bananas and papaya. Clean, safe water will be available to the team at
You’ll fly into Lima, Peru where World Servants will meet you and transport you to your lodging–we will be lodging at a Catholic center for holistic health in Huaycan. It is about 15 minutes from our Peru Hope project site. Dorm style rooms with beds, restrooms and cold water showers.
IS IT SAFE?
TRIP SAFETY PROTOCOLS
Trip safety is extremely important to World Servants and our host community. The community we are working and staying in is considered very safe and we do not anticipate any safety issues.
COVID-19 Safety Response
We are working diligently to address the directives of the communities we serve in regard to the coronavirus (COVID-19). Be assured, World Servants will not hesitate to cancel or suspend a trip if appropriate.
While World Servants does not require participants to be vaccinated, some countries in which we serve may require proof of vaccination and/or a negative COVID test in order to gain entry into the country. World Servants will work with you and your team to make sure you are aware of any travel requirements prior to trip onset.