INKA – New School Constructed
Peru, the place that stole my heart, that renews my soul and spirit. It allows me to be free and think like a free man, without constraints, where every day is a new beginning; where, I can begin again and follow the path I was intended to take. I can fly and I can dream. This is where it began for me, this journey. The womb of this land gave birth to the idea of the Inti Raymi Fund; it grew until it became tangible. Every moment and every action has lead me to be here, and to do this- Chimu
Experiencing Sharing With Others
Chimu invited as family guests, roughly 20 people to experience what the Inti Raymi Fund was really about. One cannot describe in writing or photos, the invaluable lessons experienced while traveling and helping others abroad. Accordingly, we spent roughly two weeks in Peru, visiting several existing Inti Raymi Fund Passion Projects as well the experience of starting a new project to the whole group.
We had roughly 10 of the 20 guests for the commencement of the new school project for the village of Munaypata up in the mountains outside Cuzco. We met for several hours with the community, their families, children and a teacher. The idea quickly surfaced by the leader of the community for a new school, so their villages’ children didn’t have to travel hours each way through uncertain terrain and inclement weather to attend school daily. As always, the Inti Raymi Fund leaves it to the community as a whole to decide what is best for them.
They broke ground for the new school building in September of 2013, and the project was completed January 2014. Upon completion, this project immediately improved the lives of the community, especially the children of the village.
Start Date: September, 2013
Completion Date: January 2014
Funded so far: $25,000 USD
Total Project: $25,000 USD
Lives Affected: 250
Chimu, Chaski, Simon, Ben & Elias Bingham @ Machu Piqchu. Binghams are family of Hiram Bingham, explorer and re-discoverer of Machu Piqchu