Exeter charity inspires Peruvian children to trek for their dignity
PUBLISHED: 12:02 16 May 2011 | UPDATED: 19:22 20 February 2013
Exeter-based charity, Amantani.org.uk have created a unique fundraising idea.
Exeter based charity, Amantani.org.uk have created a unique fundraising idea. Amantani UK works with communities in Southern Peru, and is now launching a new initiative based on the concept of reciprocal philanthropy.
Amantanis boarding houses in Peru have transformed the lives of these 64 Quechua children who previously walked up to 8 hours daily to get to school.
Moved by their recent trip to Peru, Co-Directors of Amantani.org.uk, Fred Bransonand Chris Palfreyman explain when we told our children in Peru how our UK fundraising challenges work, they were inspired and said; well we can do that as well, we want to raise money for ourselves. And so was born the idea forRise To It an expression of the self-sufficiency of the children in the boarding houses.
On 23rd June, 2011, the Andean Children of Ccorca, Peru will take part in their very own fundraising challenge, Rise To It: help us help ourselves. They will trek up the tallest mountain in their village; the mystical ApuMama Simona whose peak exceeds 5,200m. They would like people here in the UK to sponsor their efforts.It is an exercise in self-sufficiency and determination but the true reward will be their dignity.
You cansponsor them at justgiving.com/rise-to-it