Newsletter September 2017
I am sorry that I have only been able to produce 2 newsletters this year but illness and other events prevented me from writing one sooner.
We have recently heard that some students have successfully graduated and also that the economic situations of a few families have much improved and they would like the help to now go to poorer families. Alongside the good news there are also the usual losses of one or two children leaving school prematurely and others moving away from Huancayo with their families. So I will be writing to some sponsors about changes to their children when we return from holiday in a couple of weeks.
The team in Peru are helping those students who have graduated to obtain suitable jobs. Although the economic situation in Peru has been improving during the past few years there is still much poverty and underemployment in the mountain areas where our children live.
The team are already making plans for the Christmas treats for the children. So we need to raise extra money to pay for the Christmas celebrations. Last year our donations did not cover the costs, partly due to the change in the exchange rate and also since prices in Peru have gone up. So we are asking those who are able if they could contribute £25 per child this year. Please do not feel that this is obligatory as any smaller donations will be welcome. As we know, children in this country receive so much at Christmas so I hope we will be able to give the Peruvian children at least a small proportion of what our children and grandchildren will receive this year. We have already been blessed with one large donation.
Please send cheques, earmarked 'Christmas' to :-
Mrs Janet Booker, 28, Woodlands Park Avenue, Maidenhead, Berks, SL6 3LS.
If you prefer to pay by bank transfer the bank details are :
The Peru Children's Trust
Sort code : 08 92 99
Acc number: 65297308
If you wish to send Christmas or birthday cards to your children, if in Spanish, the address is:
Peru Children's Trust-Huancayo
I can do short translations if you want to write more than a simple greeting, but please get your card or letter stamped with the appropriate postage before sending it to me. I will then translate it and forward it to Peru. Let me know if you require the list of Spanish phrases.
Thank you so much for your continuing support, both those who sponsor children and those who contribute to the General Fund or the salaries of the team in Peru. We could not continue to bring hope for the future to many families without you and the grace of God.
Jill Coe and the PCT trustees