Apus Peru staff participate in annual Chocolatada.

Each year since 2008,  Apus Peru and their partner organisation Threads of Peru, have hosted an annual Chocolatada in the remote community of Chaullacocha.  While Threads of Peru (and generous Apus Peru clients) host the event, Apus Peru staff  actually run it and it has a become a special “high” point in the annual calendar. While a long, wet, cold and challenging day, its also a fun day, when Apus staff member’s family participate and join in. This year we would like to specially thank the Apus Peru clients who gave substantial donations so that the children could get toys, chocolate and bread at Christmas time.

  • Jerzy, Ewa, Daniel Gwozdzinski
  • Tianna Meriage-Reiter and her husband Yuri donated the clothes.

Your generosity is very much appreciated.

Serving hot chocolate! Erika Tapia, Fredy Callañaupa, Hilda Callañaupa and Miriam Kancha.

Erika Tapia, from the Apus Peru office, and popular cook Herbert Saire (from Quispicanchis) serve up hot chocolate during the 2011 Chocolatada. Photo courtesy Tsalina Phang.

Apus Peru guide Willy, and his daughter Nicolle, playing with the village kids.

Apus Peru General Manager, Fely Callañaupa, prepares the hot Chocolate.

Erika Tapia, giving out dolls. Photo courtesy Frankie Ginnett.

Miriam Kancha, from the Apus Peru office, serves up hot chocolate! Photo courtesy Frankie Ginnett.

Fely Callañaupa surrounded by women as she gives out clothes donated by Apus Peru client Tianna and her husband Yuri.

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