Can you spare $5 today to help build a water well in Peru?


Casa del Buen Trato Hovde (House of Good Treatment) in Huánuco, Peru, where I spent a week in August, is in need of a water well! TOGETHER WE CAN HELP! WILL YOU JOIN ME? It will only cost you $5.00!

Front gate to the 'Casa del Buen Trato Hovde' (House of Good Treatment Hovde)

Front gate to the ‘Casa del Buen Trato Hovde’ (House of Good Treatment Hovde)

Now in its 4th year of operations, the Peru shelter houses up to 50 girls who are victims of sexual abuse.  Currently, there are about 40 teen girls there, along with 8 babies. More than 200 girls have received refuge and love at the Hovde House since it opened!

Some of the girls at the shelter braiding each others hair and talking in the courtyard.

Some of the girls at the shelter braiding each others hair and talking in the courtyard.

When the facility was built, they extended an existing water supply from a nearby mountain stream.  Over the years though, many of the girls have experienced frequent stomach illnesses and skin rashes.  It turns out the water supply isn’t as clean as they originally thought.  Now, after months of investigation and consideration of solutions, they have decided to dig a well on site.  Not only will this well provide clean water, it will allow them to better control the water supply.  The current system suffers frequent outages during heavy rains when the stream overflows and the pipes and tanks fill with mud.

Me standing in front of the mountain spring which is the current source of water for the shelter.

Me standing in front of the mountain stream which is the current source of water for the shelter.

Here is where you can help for only $5.00! Our team of 10 has a goal of $200 each (that means I need 40 of you to donate $5.00)! Come on! That’s soooo doable!!! Then we have an anonymous donor who will match our $2,000! We are well on our way to a well! How much can you give today? Our team thanks you for your support! We can not wait for these kids to have CLEAN WATER!!!

Our amazing group that traveled to Peru last month.

Our amazing group that traveled to Peru last month.

¡Muchas gracias!

Do you want to know more about the Casa del Buen Trato Hovde and Paz y Esperanza and why I think you won’t be disappointed by spending $5.00 of your hard earned money? Then watch this 5 minute video. (Maybe have a tissue handy)… ;) http://vimeo.com/48531775

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