We’ve had a bike team at the Casa Girasoles for a few years. The boys at the Casa Girasoles Ica and Urubamba have been racing their bikes in the local communities – and winning! One problem has been not enough bikes for all the boys. We’ve never been able to amass a large enough bike […]
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I love the Holiday Season. From Thanksgiving through the New Year, I get giddy with excitement. Part of my joy is in slowing the pace of life. The busyness of life gives way to a bit more time for reflection and patience. Things seem to take on a different focus over the Holiday Season. The […]
I like to ride my bike. When I am in Lima – I have a ride route that takes me along the coast and up to a national park at the southern tip of Chorrillos. During the week, traffic is the main enemy. People, dogs, strollers, and bicycles are everywhere on the weekends and holidays […]
We have a tradition at the Casa Girasoles. It is a tradition of inclusivity and activity. We strive for all the children to learn by doing, and to create community connections through their activities and experiences. This last week the boys and staff at the Casa Girasoles Urubamba went on a three night camping trip. […]
Yesterday was our first in-person event in three years – A Bridge to Change. Thanks to all of you, it was a huge success. We had a great turnout. Everyone had a wonderful experience sharing delicioso food from Casa Zoraya, amazing Pisco sours from Una Mas Bartending (and Caravedo Pisco), pacific northwest wine pours from […]
When we started this work, our Health Bridges path, we spent a lot of our time and efforts “doing for.” We mobilized resources, organized volunteers, and implemented projects. Ours was the mode of action. “Doing for” is good work. It is essential to work. It is not, however, the type of impact that leads to […]
The work – the actual day-to-day activities – of operating an NGO is a lot like running any business. There is a constant awareness of the bottom line. But it’s not all about money. As the saying goes, “no money equals no mission.” I must keep reminding myself of the more significant end-game goal that […]
We have been vacationing in the summer for over a decade with our very closest friends. Our days are filled with a fantastic range of curated hikes (thanks, Lu), and we spend time relaxing in the evenings over glasses of wine and great conversation. Our time together is an important tradition. This year we ventured […]