Donated kitchen items
Donated kitchen items

Essential kitchen and dining equipment, including an oh-so-necessary freezer.

Donated supplies
Donated supplies

Chocolate milk coming up!
Chocolate milk coming up!

New sturdy cups being inaugurated with chocolate milk - always a favorite of kids.

Donated kitchen items
Donated kitchen items

Essential kitchen and dining equipment, including an oh-so-necessary freezer.

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We were delighted to assist in getting needed supplies to Mi Refugio Casa Hogar, a home for abandoned, abused and orphaned children. Located close to Nauta on the Iquitos-Nauta road, Mi Refugio opened its doors in 2012, and currently is home to 60 children and 10 staff. The home receives government funding of s/4.00 per child per day (~US $1.14) to house, feed, clothe and educate the children. That isn't enough to provide 3 meals a day to growing kids, to say nothing of the other needs! With the assistance of Dr. Ernesto and Rosy Salazar (Iquitos) and US-based donors. food and essential kitchen and dining supplies were delivered in July 2020, and support will be on-going. Visit Mi Refugio on Facebook. and share the love!

Mi Refugio Casa Hogar - gate
Mi Refugio Casa Hogar - gate

The entrance to Mi Refugio

Mi Refugio Casa Hogar
Mi Refugio Casa Hogar

Buildings at the refuge

Donated food
Donated food

Why are these kids happy? Because they see cocoa powder in the donated food items and know that chocolate milk will be the treat at dinner.

Mi Refugio Casa Hogar - gate
Mi Refugio Casa Hogar - gate

The entrance to Mi Refugio

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If you want to be a rainforest volunteer and also love children, you might wish to get in contact with Mi Refugio Casa Hogar (you'll need to speak Spanish, however). 

A bright spot in the midst of Pandemia (Jul 2020)