Residential Home for the Elderly
Around 180 elderly people live in the Maca community, a poverty-stricken region of Peru. Most of their children have been forced away from the community in search of work, leaving the elderly to manage the farms. However, they are unable to continue working and without anyone to care for them their futures look bleak. Consequently, they’ve set up a partnership to support one another and currently they all live in the president’s house. Conditions here are cramped, overcrowded and insufficient for the number of people needing care.
In 2015 we started construction of a purpose-built house for the elderly where they can have their meals together, hold meetings, produce fruit and vegetables, and continue making beautiful handwoven handicrafts.