Every once in a while we see something we can’t forget. That’s what happened when Jim and Dick saw a little girl in Lari, Peru. They persisted until they found her. Their love and concern for the Quechua people in the highlands of Peru has made all the difference for Dante and Siomera.
The Latest On: Volunteering
What do you love to do? Xochitl loves alpacas and children. It’s amazing how those two loves came together when she volunteered for Quechua Benefit. And she had a once-in-a-lifetime experience in Peru!
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.
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.
Chloe Green, a high school student at Cascades Academy in Bend, Oregon, visited Casa Chapi in July 2016. This is her moving account of her experience of how Peru tested her limits, challenged her idea of “roughing it,” and made her feel strong.
It was never my intention to become an international adventure travel guide. I owned an independent bookstore for 23 years, for crying out loud, I’m not Indiana Jones, but here I am, about to guide my fourth group of visitors to Peru’s Colca valley.
We asked some of our medical volunteers and translators why they choose to volunteer with Quechua Benefit. Here’s what they had to say.
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.
Sister Antonia Kayser lived her life to serve God and the people of Peru. Before her passing in 2010 she had attended to the spiritual and physical needs of the Quechua people for 39 years.
Quechua Benefit’s first medical mission and their largest mission to date served more than 2000 patients.