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Remar Cusco Orphanage

Remar Orphanage is an excellent privately run orphanage that receives no government financial assistance. This orphanage has 50 children and 3 married couples that care for the children and receive only room and board. The orphanage is run entirely by volunteers including the director, who receives no pay for his services. It costs approximately $2500 a month for rent and to feed and school these children.

 

Educating children helps them to break the cycle of poverty and abuse that they were born into and become productive adults.

 

A Remar student in a baking class.

A Remar student in a baking class.

We have sponsored this young woman to take her baking course and in June will graduate with top marks.  She wants to set up a bakery in front of the orphanage where all the girls can work to earn money to help themselves through school.  

One of the ways the orphanage provides for itself is through gleaning and recycling of materials that are being replaced by businesses. A recent example is: a hotel had the men and boys clean a hotel and prepare it for new carpet and furniture, and in return they got the old carpet and furniture to re-sell. Remar also picks up broken beds and parts to repair and resell.

The gleaning business provides most of the money this orphanage earns in a day. To make this business work the orphanage uses a truck to gather these unwanted materials and bring them back to the orphanage for repairs.

Truck purchase for Remar Orphanage

We were able to purchase Remar  a truck to use in their gleaning business. 

We are currently working on helping the older youth get small careers in fields such as manicure, secretary, welding, truck driving or other small but marketable careers.

Educating children helps them to break the cycle of poverty and abuse that they were born into and become productive adults.

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