Current Urgent Needs: Flooding in the Ollantaytambo region has left families without housing, food and basic needs. This situation is described by Washi as he encountered a terrible storm just as he left the villages where the solar projects are being built.

Dear PotH Family,

After a break in the activity in Chupani, we decided to walk down the valley to Ollantaytambo starting around 8:00 p.m., and we faced a big rain and there wasn’t any transportation to take. The rain was cruel and the only thing we had was plastic to cover ourselves. There weren’t any bridges left on the whole way. The little channels became rivers and the only way to cross was getting wet and putting ourselves in a dangerous situation. When we arrived around 11 p.m. to Rumira Sondor Mayu, the school was filled with water and the homes were collapsing. The families were helping each other to be safe and we were there in action to help as much as we could. All the roads was collapsed and we had to hike hills in order to get to the next communities, but our mission was to get to Ollantaytambo. Because my thoughts were, if those things happened here in the mountain communities, what about Ollantaytambo?

We kept walking and finally arrived to Ollantaytambo around 5 a.m. the next morning, where everything was in a chaos situation. The little rivers took many homes and families were in pain and looking for help and there wasn’t much that we could do at that moment.

Please help in any way that you can. The smallest donation can buy a blanket for a family or food for a meal. Thank you so much for your understanding and your support. Knowing that some of these communities are isolated for transportation and the only way that we can get help to them is by walking to their places and the idea is to send food and other basic necessities to them by foot. Thanks for your prayers. I am hoping for quick responses to help these families.


AuthorAlicia Kozuch