In this Christmas 2018 project, we had great success traveling to all the 34 communities that we served bringing hot chocolate, big special bread (Vizcochos) and beautiful gifts to over 4,000 children and families in those full 4 days, with all our Peruvian volunteers, who drove, cooked and served to every child and family member on their communities and on the road going to those incredible valleys. It was blissful to us all to see the beneficiaries, smiling and waiting for us with their hearts open and ready to enjoy the Christmas celebration.
The music on the trucks that we provide along with the items made the kids dance, receive and give more of their love. We have a place in the valley where we prepared the hot chocolate very early in the morning every day and in big containers we took them to the communities. Many of the communities were at 14,000 feet in the Andes and the cold and rain did not stop us to delivering the gifts that each of you contributed to make this an amazing celebration for all and we appreciate your kindness.
It is still rare that in the 21st century children and entire families are living under the poverty line with such an amazing abundance that exists in this land (mother earth) and this breaks my heart and also opens my creativity and makes me think how can we do more with only a little to make their lives and the world a better place for all - with the connections we have and to integrate more people in this kind of service and be part of the positive impact for others in need.
I want to also mention that for this celebration we haven’t used any plastic or other disposable cup materials that will end up in the rivers or beautiful landscape where these people live. We have persuaded the children and families to bring their cups and also we have brought some cups to share with them. This was incredible, contributing to preserve the environment and teaching them about not using items that will be garbage on their beautiful communities.
These children in difficult conditions of living at this high altitude sent their love to you all and our organizations for making every year the Hot Chocolate activity in Christmas and other important project all year long for the last 18 years that we are arriving to these communities and bringing Peace, Love and providing service.
For the hot chocolate we have used milk, natural chocolate, natural sugar, special bread, oat meal, cinnamon, cloves, Toys (Boys and Girls) and 2 transportation units for our volunteers and logistics. Please enjoy these incredible photos for the completion of the project this year 2018, In advance we thank you, because in Christmas 2019 we will make this celebration again, as the kids ask us not to forget them and we promised that we won’t. This will be done with your support.
We wish you all an Amazing New Year 2019 full of incredible success, Abundance, Love and Health for you and your loved ones from Peru and the US, Path of the Heart Members, Washi.