Volunteering in Peru


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Domingo, 17 de Noviembre del 2019

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Eli Ccanto

I’ve been to Peru several times to visit my birth family.eli ccanto

On my last trip in 2015, I thought it would be interesting to volunteer up in the Andes Mountains and to learn more of the Andean culture. I was searching through several organizations and came upon Makikita Quykuway. It had the best information about what the volunteering options were and I read the other volunteers reviews which were very positive. 

The director Juliana is a warm friendly person. She cared a lot about her volunteers and would give great information about where to shop and what to do on your days off. She introduced her family and friends to us and a few times took me and another volunteer out on daytrips, for dinner and some cultural dancing.

 One day when I was sick Juliana went out of her way to check on me and brought some drinks and food. She’s very supportive and wants to give the best experience for volunteers. Her website about the program is organized and explains a lot of information you would like to know.

I had a truly great experience being a part of the (Yachay) Street Children Program. I volunteered one month and the staff and kids were very welcoming to me as a volunteer. Every morning and afternoon the kids were happy and very keen to get to know me. I assisted with the children’s homework ( or catching up ) while their parents were busy. Sometimes the children would have to help their parents work so they would miss school for the day or more. We took them on field trips and also taught them some English. We also played games at the centre. 

When I arrived I met Juliana at the office and she took me to the volunteer apartment, showed me how to use the stove and where to shop for food down the street. She took the bus with us to the volunteer centre first day. I enjoyed living out in Huancayo on my own, cooking my own meals and getting out to places to explore the main streets, food markets and central plazas. 

I would recommend Makikita Quykuway and if you only have a little Spanish to communicate not to worry Juliana speaks English and there’s Spanish lessons available.  

Elisa Fowles 

elisafowles@gmail.com

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Kira Guntli

Kiras Review Huancayo An unforgettable experience!  One and a half months I was volunteering at Makikita (nov/dec 2017). Juliana is an adorable person and cares a lot about your wellbeing. ...
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Hana Wong

  Nacionality: New Zealand Age: 26 Date: July - August, 2016.   I didn’t know what to expect when beginning my volunteer experience in Huancayo with Makikita Quykuway, ho...
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Melissa Woods

Nacionality: Australian Age:28 Date: April - May, 2016.   My time at Makikita was wonderful! I really felt like I made a difference to the children of Huancayo, and they were ...
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Kelsey Walsh

  Nationality: United States  Age: 28 Date: Fall 2015   Volunteering through Makikita Quykuway was truly one of the most rewarding international experiences of my lif...
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Alice Hand

Alice Hand Nacionality: English Age:28 Date: 2014 and 2015 I only have positive things to say about my experiences with the Makikita organisation. The main thing I love about Makikita is that ...
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Catherine Richardson

Nacionality: English Age:25 Date: 2010, 2013 and 2015. In summer 2015 I returned to Makikita for the third time, which I think speaks volumes about how wonderful the organisation is...
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Collete Cradock

Collete Cradock Nacionality: English Age:25 Date: 2012 and 2015 I have volunteered in various countries around the world but would say that my experience with Makikita was definitely the mos...
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Helena Stole

Helena Stole Nacionality: Norway Age:19 Date: 2013 and 2014 Testimonial of Makikita Quakuway I worked as a volunteer student at the Makikita Community Centre and at the Street kids program f...
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Sarah Argyle

Sarah Argyle Nacionality: English Age:25 Date: 2013 Makikita Quykuway is a fantastic charity. Working with the children in the Makikita programme was a fun and thoroughly rewarding experience....
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Yu Xin

Yu Xin Nacionality: Canada Age:20 Date: 2012 and 2014 I volunteered at Makikita for 4 weeks in the summer of 2012 with 5 friends from the same college. We were evenly spread out throughout t...
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Eli Ccanto

I’ve been to Peru several times to visit my birth family. On my last trip in 2015, I thought it would be interesting to volunteer up in the Andes Mountains and to learn more of the Andean cultu...
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Niall Malone

  Nacionality: Irish   Age: 24   Date: April, 2007   I would whole-heartedly  recommend Makikita Quykuway to anyone interested in pursuing a valuable, hands-on volu...
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Sigrid Solhaug

Nacionality: Irish   Age: 23   Date: April, 2007   My stay in Huancayo spring -07 was a stay I will never forget. I lived for about 6 weeks with a local family (mother Nelly,...
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Suzan Lagan

    Nacionality: Irish   Age: 25   Date: October, 2007   I volunteered for a month in September 2007 and it was a great experience. I have since worked in other volu...
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Georgina Ridgley

    Nacionality:  English   Age: 21   Date: November, 2007   What an amazing and fullfilling experience, aided by the wonderfull minds behind and fuelling this br...
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Helen Whitehead

  Nacionality: English   Age: 50   Date: February   Volunteering with Makikita Quykuway is not just for young people. Older people have much to contribute. At age 59, I star...
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Kim Rezel

      Nacionality: English   Age: 21   Date: November, 2007   I volunteered with Makikita last year over Christmas. I had a wonderful experience volunteering w...
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Jess Kirwan

    Nacionality: Australian   Age: 20   Date: January, 2008   I volunteered for Makikita Quykuway for 2 months in 2008 and during that time learnt so much about so m...
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Claire Fritzsch

  Nacionality: German   Age: 22   Date: March, 2008   I had a wonderful experience volunteering for Makikita Quykuway. I was able to work in a medical center located in a ve...

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How to get to Huancayo?

  Travelling to Huancayo from Lima (you will first have to fly into Lima) By Bus   Buses from Lima run several times a day through several different companies. The safest and most ...
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Weekend Excursions!

On weekends. volunteers have time to relax and visiting  tourist destinations. Huancayo has beautiful mountains, landscapes, lakes, ruins, and glaciers. Older surrounding villages are usually v...
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Spanish lessons

    Spanish lessons Most of our volunteers come to Peru with a very low level of Spanish. This creates a communication barrier with children in different projects where volunteers have ...