Living Heart Peru

The NGO Living Heart was formed in August of 2007 with the goal to improve the lives of the Andean children and women within the communities of the Sacred Valley, near Cusco, Peru.

Living Heart is a registered Peruvian charity and official UK Charity supporting remote, impoverished highland communities above the Sacred Valley in Peru. Our challenge is to continue to support over 2,500 vulnerable children, abandoned elderly, women and men to help provide a better quality of life & a brighter future. Our ambition is to help more people in such communities.

For centuries, these remote communities have been marginalized and ignored. Living Heart advocates the right of every child to health, education and a brighter future. Our aim is to develop holistic, sustainable projects that work together with the community in the areas of Nutrition, Health, Education and Sustainable Agriculture. Through working collaboratively alongside the most disadvantaged local people we aim to create a more sustainable, long-term solution.

Living Heart is not a hand-out organisation. We empower local children, women and men to help themselves and help others. We operate with integrity and compassion, using local produce and solutions, keeping it simple to achieve results.

Duration / Dates

All volunteer positions require a minimum commitment of 6 months (for shorter, specialized commitments, please consult with us).
We accept volunteers during the whole year.
Volunteers, willing to work directly with the communities, are welcome between April and December.

Costs / Pay

We do not believe in charging volunteers for sharing their valuable skills with us. We do believe in commitment. For this reason we ask volunteers for a one-off fee of $400 to assure their commitment, $350 of which will be returned on successful completion of the project. We believe in helping our volunteers to find suitable accommodation, places to eat or buy food from and giving guidance on local transport costs, times and services. We also believe in providing guidance for our volunteers upon arrival at the start date and throughout their experience with us. Volunteers are responsible for paying their own living costs (accommodation, food and transport) plus any materials that may be required to fulfil the volunteering experience.

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