For those of you who come for the first time, please read the attached report from our work in 2011 prepared by Mrs. Judith Gratta.
It will provide you an accurate description of what is done and thus a reference of what we will try to do this year.
It is important you get familiar with the stats and general knowledge of the area. You may google it and learn about the conditions in geography, economics, poverty, health services etc. Please do it as soon as possible. You may also review the data published in our webpage, link below my name.
I hope it suffices to say it Huancavelica has one of the richest mineral deposits in Peru, at the same time it bears the highest percentage of poverty for its populations who, in general work in hostile geographic and climatic conditions, with minimal resources, little or no assistance of the societal-economic-political-and government sources.
Please read again, and pay attention to the traveler recommendations. We wish you to have the best possible experience. These guidelines and advise is the fruit of many years of traveling for hundreds of volunteers. Do not take the advice lightly, please. You can download travel information bundle located in the HOME page.
We will notify you as soon as possible of how many volunteers and which weeks they are traveling. So far we count fifty five volunteers as of today. Temperatures are dropping in the areas of the Andes to record lows at nights, going down to 10-15 degrees Fahrenheit in the highest areas. That is below zero in centigrades.
If you have any questions or concerns do not hesitate to ask.
Dr. Ralph Kuon
*This PDF file can be found in Huancavelica 2011