Anyone interested in the Peruvian culture can have a unique travel experience and at the same time contribute to our soup kitchens, by helping out during the daily activities if you also donate some cash or products. The kids love it and it's a lot of fun!
In 2015, the first day tour to one of the soup kitchens of To Be A Child, took place in cooperation with RESPONSible Travel Peru. Lién, from Germany, was the first to go on this day tour and visited soup kitchen 'The Happiness' (Spanish: Nos Da Alegria). Project coordinator Clarita, who is in charge of this project, led the tour.
Lién shared the following about her experiences in soup kitchen 'The Happiness':
"I was backpacking in Peru for 2 months and since I like to get to know not only touristic places but also the real life of a country, I was looking for possibilities to join Peruvians in their everyday life. At the end of August I was offered the chance to spend a morning in the soup kitchen of a school in Huaraz, which is run by Foundation To Be A Child (Stichting Wees Kind). The women organizing and preparing the lunch for several school kids in different ages were super nice and welcoming.
Like us, Globetrotting for Good (formerly Goodwill Globetrotting) is a small organisation that works with volunteers to make big chances in poor countries. Years ago, we joined forces and help each other out to promote our projects.
In 2015, Globetrotting for Good gave some of their Peru-based affiliated charities the opportunity to present ground level projects through their 'Member Support Program'.
Foundation To Be A Child presented them with two projects on our wish list:
1) The repainting of soup kitchen La Gran Mesa (The Big Table)
2) A new vegetable garden for soup kitchen Nos Da Alegria (The Happiness).