Author Kevin Westrich Inspires us to Believe in Much More than Miracles
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others."
- Mahatma Gandhi
Humanitarian Project to Peru was created by my dear friend and president, Linda Slade. The project team will be working closely with a high school to help extend the educational facilities by building green houses to grow local produce as a means of providing a market for the students to supply local restaurants and hotels with additional local grown food. The money received for this produce will directly support students to provide funding for furthering their education at the universities in Cusco and Urambara. The construction work will consist of five days (approximately 8-10 hours a day). During this time we will be staying with the local people in their homes (Quetchuan culture from the traditional Mayan roots) and there will be hands on professional help by local building experts. It also has been a life-long dream of mine to experience the divine mystery of Machu Pichu and to walk its sacred grounds.
It is my heart-felt desire to assist on this mission and to bring my construction knowledge and skills as a laborer. I have completed a number of home restorations and remodels over the years and I would love the opportunity to assist with this project. Being of service twice a year really fills me with a sense of community within our small world. I hold this project near and dear to my heart when I say, “I want to leave this world a better place than I found it.” This is a real blessing for all involved. Everyone wins; those who’ve made donations will see the results of their monies well spent, upon the completion of the project, for the people of Peru and especially for me for having taken this journey.
As you know the cost of self-funding a trip like this seems nearly impossible these days. Before 2008 I was able to fund such Humanitarian endeavors but now it has become a real challenge, given today’s economy. To put away the necessary $3,000-$4,000 investment that is needed for transportation, airfare and trip expenses I need your help. It is with your help and donations that will make this trip possible.
Thank you for your time, consideration and donations. It means the world to me, to Linda and to the people of Peru. All funds received for Project Peru will be donated on your behalf if for some reason I am unable to make the trip. I am eternally grateful.
- Kevin Westrich