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Manage Your Expectations

Guest post by Stephanie Rosenbaum, Team Peru 2015 “You’ll want to manage your expectations.” I heard that phrase first on a Skype call during Fall 2014 Policy Analysis Class. We were talking with half of the AASD- two out of the four members of the organization were crammed onto the screen, looking quite cold and […]

Continue Reading 1 comment February 15th, 2015

Halfway there! What’s in store for the NGO Network in the second half of the summer…

  We have spent a good chunk of the first half of the summer traveling around to different towns (as Monica noted in her post below) posing some very pointed questions to leaders of various NGOs.  Now that we’ve had time to aggregate a good amount of variety in our interviews, some overarching themes have […]

Continue Reading Add comment July 30th, 2012

Some Lucky Bastard

Over the past several weeks I’ve had the chance to do some traveling, sight-seeing, and exploring throughout the Sacred Valley during my off days.  Being the history nerd I am, this has consisted of a fair amount of ruins, museums, and other cultural events (thanks particularly to my bolleto touristico). We’ve been in the right […]

Continue Reading 1 comment July 13th, 2012

A Breakthrough in Project NGO Network

Continuing from the work that January’s Team Peru students completed for the NGO Network, Katie, Caitlin, Nadine, and I have immersed ourselves in this ongoing, multilayered project. After a year of network events, conferences, and dialogue, our mission this summer is to determine the next tangible step for the Sacred Valley Network. Traveling to Cuzco, […]

Continue Reading Add comment July 10th, 2012

A Day In Pampacorral

The day started at 5am, when I got up to catch the bus to Pampacorral. To say the ride was smooth would be a lie, as the roads as incredibly bumpy, but the beautiful scenery of green hills, alpacas and tall mountains full of snow made up for it! At one point the cage of […]

Continue Reading 1 comment July 9th, 2012

A Week of Celebrations

I arrived in Calca on Tuesday, and I am already starting to feel at home. Calca is a beautiful town full of colors; pink, blue, yellow and orange houses, people in traditional attire, green hills and tall mountains surrounding it. On the day I arrived there was a coffee market on the main square, where […]

Continue Reading Add comment June 25th, 2012

First Reflections from Peru

It is hard to believe that we have already been in Peru for a week! It is clear that our time in Calca this summer is going to go by quickly.  As excited as I am about our projects (which are off to a great start…more details to come in my next post), this week […]

Continue Reading 3 comments June 19th, 2012

Photo of the Week: Director of Morale Schooling AASD

Last night Leroy informed us it is time to make some changes in the AASD/Team Peru blogosphere. Until this year Team Peru and AASD have shared a blog. This week Leroy has devoted countless hours laying on “Guerilla Marketing for Nonprofits.” After careful thought, he suggested that we create a separate blog for sharing AASD […]

Continue Reading Add comment June 17th, 2012

Photo of the Week: Riding to School

A student pulls his bike over to make room for a fast approaching truck. Many students walk or bike several hours round trip to school each day on this narrow mountain road in the Lares district. Last summer students in Pampacorral captured moments of every day life through a photo project with the Andean Alliance. […]

Continue Reading Add comment May 30th, 2012

Making Headlines in Michigan

Check out this recent article in Michigan’s Battle Creek Enquirer about how Aaron got started in Peru. Both Adam and Aaron share their experience starting Team Peru and the Andean Alliance for Sustainable Development. Nice work guys! Read the full article here.  

Continue Reading 1 comment May 15th, 2012

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Our mission is to provide and implement sustainable programs and projects in collaboration with the indigenous people of the Sacred Valley of Perú in an effort to improve their lives and reduce poverty in a culturally sensitive and appropriate manner. Furthermore, we work to support local NGOs with whom we have shared values using the skills and tools we possess.