Sometimes you see more clearly from a different viewpoint. Xochitl (pronounced Sochi) Berns recently interned with Quechua Benefit for three months and gained new perspective on life for the Quechua people. Xochitl has been breeding suri alpacas since she was 13 years old. She loves alpacas, the outdoors, and children and wanted to use her skills to volunteer for Quechua Benefit. Xochitl studies biology and Latin American studies at Reed College and hopes to pursue a career in wildlife conservation. […]
The Latest On: Volunteer
Whatever your expertise, you can be like Debra Parcheta. She is a database designer who is making a lasting impact. Recently Debra volunteered with Quechua Benefit in Peru and used her expertise to assist with our anemia prevention campaign.
In this issue, see how your $1.00 donation to our anemia prevention campaigns is multiplied. Thanks to you, our generous donors, thousands of people are becoming healthier. We are also grateful for our great volunteers who put their varied skills to use in fulfilling our mission in Peru.
Dale Cantwell has been a valuable member of Quechua Benefit’s team for years. Now, as Executive Director, he is providing leadership to take us into the future.
The other path is paved with the footprints of people with good hearts from around the world. People simply motivated by their own personal faith, convictions, goodwill and charity. The other path is one devoid of labels, numbers, outcomes, miles traveled or material accomplishment. It is a simple spiritual journey that has led Quechua Benefit sponsors to do whatever good they may do. We need each of you no matter which road you take.
Quechua Benefit’s first medical mission and their largest mission to date served more than 2000 patients.
Hearts are forever changed when people step out of their own world and enter someone else’s. Mirian and Katarina know this better than most.
Marilyn Nishitani’s kind word and loving touch did as much as the medicine she prescribed on a recent trip to Peru.
The Quechua have become a forgotten people, often abandoned by their government, exploited by the machinery of commerce and left behind by the advances of medicine and the march of modernity. It is Quechua Benefit‘s goal to deliver a modest measure of relief and hope to the everyday challenge of their lives.