Spring 2010

March 4, 2010

Service in Cusco

Sometimes you just know you are in the right place, at the right time. When heavy rains and flooding in the Cusco area arrived in late January,…

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March 3, 2010

Serving in Ayacucho

Three students are serving in a new province this semester.  Ayacucho is located high in the Andes, an historically important region that hosted the final battle of…

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February 18, 2010

Most of Lima’s population is made up of recent immigrants from the Andes or rain forest who inhabit the “cones” located to the north, east and south…

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February 14, 2010

Farewell Party

Friday night we celebrated our time here in Lima with a big party, or despedida, for our families and friends.  We thanked the host families for welcoming…

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February 7, 2010


What do people living on the margins south of Lima need more than anything else?   There are many answers to this question, but the one that first…

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February 6, 2010

We have developed a series of workshops this semester focused on how artists and artisans — dancers, musicians, cooks and others with particular talents — support themselves….

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January 31, 2010

We traveled an hour south of Lima and found ourselves in another world.  Before our adventure we asked the students two questions:  (1)  Are you ready for…

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January 28, 2010

Change of Plans

We appreciate your patience waiting for our blog to be restored.  While the folks at Goshen College were dealing with the technical issues required to re-build the…

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January 10, 2010


After a lively presentation by our coordinator, Celia, about life with Peruvian families, we arrived at Home Peru to find our host families ready and waiting. We…

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January 9, 2010


There is so much to learn when you first arrive. We settled into the living room at Goshen Tambo on our first morning of orientation and asked…

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