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Update from Peru

Just a sneak preview of the plaques to be put up on all the houses build thanks to funds raised by Katie´s campaign. Three were finished last year and a further five have been selected for construction in the next couple of months. Watch back soon for more photos of the work on the ground.

Fantastic Fundraising Efforts

Congratulations to Katie’s friends and families. Thanks to your sterling efforts at the Grim Challenge, Villa Maria now has nearly £3,000 donated from your campaign, where we will be able to support SIX families with new homes. Work will begin in the new year – thank you all!

Katie’s Friends take the Grim Challenge

Lots of respect to Emma Taylor, Alistair Richardson, Tom Morgan, Caroline Boon, Emily Miller, Stuart Maclean and Emily Coates for signing up to the Grim Challenge. They will run 8 miles through bushes, lakes and mud in deepest darkest December, all to help raise funds for Katie’s Campaign. See details of the race here To […]

Three families benefit from Katie’s Campaign

The guys in Villa Maria had a difficult job establishing which of the many families needed the most urgent help with their homes, but work has now begun to build new houses for the following families: Salome Gladis Chávez, single mother with four children.Fabiola Baldeón, mother with two young children and a diabetic husbandEvaristo Ramírez […]

Tanzania GAP 2009 Expedition photos!

As the Malawi team set off on an incredible six week adventure through 5 countries I thought it was time to take a look at what the Tanzania GAP team got up to: Country No.1 – SwazilandAlthough heavy rainfall prevented the team from wild camping, they still managed to trek far into Malolotja reserve. Almost […]

Yachana Team Update from the Amazon Basin

From deep within the Ecuadorian Amazon As we write, we are cowering in the foetal position near the bank of the Napo river, silently but desperately hoping that we do not become prey to an approaching anaconda. Just kidding. Seriously, the three weeks we have spent in the Yachana in the Ecuadorian Amazon have been […]

Boliva Expedition Update.

Having survived the colca canyon we were rewarded with a couple of days at the beach; we swam, ate and sunbathed (some of us a bit too much). In typical group style it took a whole day to prepare a barbecue but it was well worth it in the end. Our next stop was the […]