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Casa Chapi Wish List for 2020

A new school year is just around the corner for Casa Chapi. Kids return in March for their 2020 school year. Can you grant a wish to keep up with the needs for our students? Thank you for your generosity.

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Colca Christmas Memories

I spent two Christmases in Peru’s Colca valley, and I enjoy revisiting those holiday memories, contrasting them with what I experience at home in Montana. In Chivay, Christmas decorations are almost non-existent, at least outwardly. Many homes and businesses, however, maintain a little home-made nativity scene in a corner, with figurines of wise men and animals. The baby Jesus isn’t present, though, until midnight on Christmas Eve, (“la Noche Buena”), when with some fanfare He is added to the scene.

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