Service Visits: Chincha

Ben and Gabe are living and working in the district of El Carmen in the Chincha province. The province of Chincha is about three hours south of Lima in the department of Ica. It is located in the valley created as the foothills of the Andes begin to descend into the Pacific Ocean. It is known for its agriculture, especially its vineyards and wineries, and as the heart of Afro-Peruvian culture in Perú. Gabe is working at the Centro Cultural Amador Ballumbrosio, an organization working to promote Afro-Andean music and the cultural life of El Carmen. Ben is working at Centro de Salud El Carmen, a public health post.