HOME FOR THE AGED
MORROPON, PIURA, PERU
Please meet the good woman who takes care of this home - Sister Leah. She is a nun who has lived in Peru more than 30 years - always bursting with energy and ideas for making the life in the home easier for the residents. Most of the elderly in Peru live with their families. However these 10 people are without families, very poor and most with illness.
Sister Leah, Renzo and Diana
Here are 2 gentlemen residents
This woman resident is 102 years old - here at the home with Renzo's daughter, Susana and Diana
In 2005, Gary Bowie donated money to have all new furniture built - 10 beds,10 standing closets, and 10 chairs. In addition, he provided funds for 10 mattresses, fabric for sheets and bedding, towels.
Here we are delivering the mattresses to Sister Leah. The walkers are from Airline Ambassadors, delivered by the flight crews from American Airlines to Lima, where we picked them up at their hotel.
Later that year, Norva Achenbaugh from Naples, FL visited the home with us and donated additional monies to make many needed repairs to the home, new paint, numerous household items, including beautiful waterproof fabric for protecting the new mattresses, and a duck pen. Here is a photo of the dedication of the new furniture and repaired building with Norva attending (tall blonde). Note new paint on the walls. We had many attendees from the community. The snacks were made and provided by a family friend, Emma Mendoza from Piura, Peru. The medicines are from DB Peru.
In 2006 Norva made a donation that permitted the purchase of bees and the equipment to process honey. This is a venture that she hopes will make money for the home. Two years later, everything is working.
Sister Leah and Norva in the garden for the residents - they use the vegetables and grains to both eat and sell
The needs continue with this home.
Donations can be sent to:
440 Impala Dr.
North Fort Myers, FL 33917
Sister Leah showing off the new waterproof fabric
Exciting news that we had been waiting for - January 2010 - Sister Leah has informed us the the local government donated a building for the residents' new home.