TACNA, PERU PROJECT
This project was born out of Ahndrea's mission trip to Tacna, Peru and her desire to make a difference. During this trip, her heart was broken by the living conditions of the people, especially the children. Many of the families of Tacna live in four-walled straw huts, without bathrooms, running water, or electricity.
The average family income is $150 and the lack of food and clothing is the norm. Also, education is aslo not a priority or a reality as many of their children remain at home in order to take care of their younger siblings while their parents search for work.
Finding work is very difficult as there are no major industries and the majority of the people do not have marketable skills. Finally, healthcare and hygiene is virtually non-existent.
Ahndrea was saddened as she was not aware that these types of conditions still exist in the world, let alone in South America. Seeing this was devastating and overwhelming. She cried for many days asking God, “Why was he showing her such horrific conditions?”
After much crying, Ahndrea realized that it was to make a difference. But how? What could one person do to make a difference in such horrific conditions? She quickly realized that there were numerous things that could be done to impact this area and these people. While in Peru, Ahndrea was able to feed 100 people for a month. Further, she was able to provide some in-kind services by helping the people learn marketable skills in order to build products to sell on the open market as well as teach the people how to market their crafts.
As Ahndrea's mission trip ended, she promised the children and families of Tacna, Peru that she would continue to help to make difference.
You can also help. Please help us make a difference in the lives of the children and families of Tacna, Peru.