Fall 2014

September 28, 2014

Señora Gregoria Flores leads the way past rows of lettuce, spinach, Swiss chard, beets, cilantro, parsley, potatoes and more. We’re following her trail, surrounded by lush terraces…

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September 25, 2014

Tracking Money to the Centimo

While I was preparing for SST during the summer, I was thrilled to see that the American dollar was worth 2.8 times more than the nuevo sol,…

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September 21, 2014

We traveled to the home of Victor Delfín, one of Peru’s most celebrated artists, expecting that our visit would end the streak of interviews he has granted…

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September 21, 2014

A 10-minute walk from Casa Goshen, the home office of the SST program in Peru, we found Manos Amigas, a Christian organization that exports handicrafts on behalf…

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September 20, 2014

Laura shares a journal entry: Bus after bus passes by, each one so impossibly full that I can’t imagine a square inch of floor space that isn’t…

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September 16, 2014

We drove away from Lima on Friday, headed north on a highway that hugs the coastline, the Pacific to our left and steeply banked sand dunes to…

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September 11, 2014

The Rosas of Lima

 Abby shares a journal entry: I felt like there was something symbolic and in some ways very sacred about arriving in Peru and being with our host…

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September 7, 2014

We left our home base at the Buen Pastor church on Friday morning, taking a bus toward Cono Norte, or the northern rim of Lima, where immigrants…

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September 5, 2014

Downtown Lima

Our tour of downtown Lima began in an early colonial monastery, Convento de San Francisco, known for its religious art above ground and its history below ground….

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September 3, 2014

Well, we’re off and running! The first days here in Lima have been so full it’s been hard to stop long enough to post a blog. That…

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