As we embark on the new year, we’re elated to share a little bit of the joy you brought to the Q’ero communities this Navideño (Christmas) season.
In December we delivered our annual Chocolatada celebration — with Peruvian hot chocolate and sweet bread — to everyone in the Hapu and Kiku (Quico) communities. These simple staples that you and I might take for granted are considered exotic treats for the children and parents in the Andes. The children receive these foods only once a year in December, when Heart Walk Foundation comes to bring the Chocolatada Navideña.
Our field director Bertha helps one of the mothers to heat canned milk, rich chocolate, oat powder, and sugar to make a delicious hot drink to warm everyone’s hearts.
You gave them their first gifts!
Each child age 2 and older received a pair of much needed rain boots to protect their feet during the rainy season. Your donations also gave each child a new 12 inch stuffed animal of their very own! For most children in the villages this is their very first toy.
Your donations gave boots and bread to every child.
Bertha prepared for the gift-giving celebration by visiting many shops in Cuzco to purchase 356 pairs of rain boots and 388 stuffed toys!
Thank you for bringing joy to so many children in need. We hope that seeing the smiling faces of the Q’ero children puts a big smile on your face as well.
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