Our Mission Statement: "We will develop the lives of children from the inside out. From despair and destitution to hope and opportunities."
Changes for New Hope is a 100% donation supported project
Eco-Friendly Washing Machine Will Revolutionize Lives of Women
Do you know what I love almost as much as life itself? Solutions. For years women in these Peruvian Andes have spend several hours everyday washing clothes by hand in cold water in wash tubs. I have seen two washing machines, like you have, in the eight years that I have been in Peru. Hours a day that their children need them, time that could be spent more productively is down the drain, literally. Solution time! The photo above and the link below shares the new invention that is eco-friendly, non electrical washing machine powered by a hand crank. I have received the first one, used and demonstrated it to the families and it is absolutely amazing. This will literally revolutionize the lives and lifestyles of women here and give them back hours a day, everyday. Our kind supporter Fiona has donated funds for the first one. At $43 each (plus shipping) they are cost effective. Living large folks! Want to help Changes for New Hope order more? Just click on the Donate button on this page.
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Who is the "We" You Refer To?
On the rarest of occasions and only when it is appropriate do I write posts, blogs or stories about Changes for New Hope and not use the term "we". Sometimes we have international volunteers who join us for a period of time. We have local Peruvian volunteers who share their available time with us for the betterment of the lives of our children. Usually, I am the lone wolf, so to speak, going from project location to the next with a backpack loaded with supplies and materials for the children there. Still, you will read that "we" met with this group or that one. People have asked me why. It is because in my mind, I live in a continuous state of gratitude. Every contribution, whether funds, a box of clothing or books, every postcard from a kind hearted person who wrote a message of hope and encouragement has helped to move this project forward and in no small way, moved the human race forward. I do not believe that I am overstating to say that. I may be standing among several dozen children alone but I am never lone because I have the hearts of some wonderful folk with me. Their energy and compassion is as tangible as another volunteer wearing a laden backpack full of vitamins, crayons and warm clothes. This is our project, we move the human race a bit ahead. I am grateful for every one who has made Changes for New Hope as real as a solution as the issues ad challenges we face. We are doing it!
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so other people will not feel insecure around you. When we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people the permission to do the same” ~~ Robert F. Kennedy
“Once social change begins, it cannot be reversed. You cannot un-educate the person who has learned to read. You cannot humiliate the person who feels pride. You cannot oppress the people who are not afraid anymore."~~ Cesar Chavez
Become a Member and a Hero With Us
You Asked For It ! At Changes for New Hope, we just added a "Membership" option for you. You can now support our project as a member and read about how you can become one of the heroes that support our children and empower women here in the Peruvian Andes. Simple and convenient, just like you wanted. Check it out. Click the Membership tab at the top.
In 2016 we reached over 1300 children with much needed material and intrinsic support. 2017 will be our best year yet. We anticipate reaching 5000 children and mothers with the support of our sponsors, members, and partner organizations that have pledged their support to our cause.
Can we count on your support to help us reach 5000 children in 2017? That is our aggressive goal but we believe it is possible and urgently needed in this region.
Changes for New Hope is a 100% donation supported project
Why Are We Now Expanding To Empower Women?
The women of Pampas Chico a remote pueblo during a vitamin campaign
Women have always been a concern of this project. Children, of course, are the most vulnerable and therefore our first priority. The mothers have been joining us in our Challhua group and engaging in the activities right alongside the children. We welcome them with open arms. The new eco-friendly hand crank washing units are a huge leap into their advancement toward a better life, as the story above describes. It was always our vision to include women in our overall goals. The only thing that hinders that progress is, as always, the lack of compassionate donors. We can only provide help to them as we receive adequate funding. Our belief is that by helping the mothers we are helping the children at the same time. Empowering women enables them to work outside the home, become educated and provide better care for their children. Here are a few facts you may not have been aware of:
Since 75 percent of the world’s 1.3 billion people living in extreme poverty are women and children who live in developing nations, it makes sense that if we are to change the level of poverty worldwide we do it through the empowerment of these women.
Also, 85 percent of money Americans donate to charitable purposes stays in the United States. Of the 15 percent that is donated internationally, private foundations rather than individuals give the majority of funds donated. Here are some startling statistics:
- 70 percent of the world’s 1.3 billion poor are women living on less than $1 a day.
- Women do 60 percent of the world’s work and earn 10 percent of the world’s income.
- Women spend 50-70 percent of time men do on paid work and still do 200 percent of unpaid work in comparison to men.
- Women produce 70-75 percent of the world’s food crops.
- One year of schooling for the mother reduces child mortality by about 10 percent.
- Women cultivate, plow, and harvest more than half of all the food in the world.
Everybody can help with something. Can we count on you to help us make some powerful changes in the lives of these Andean women?
Update 2017- We are now developing contacts and funds to provide birthing kits for mothers giving birth in remote areas that are lacking safe, sanitary and clean accomodations. In remote areas where we go, many women do not have access to hospital service, obstetricians or even a nurse midwife. Babies are born in high risk conditions, sometimes at home and the possibility of infection to the newborn and mother is also high. Birthing kits will at least provide a clean zone to give birth and reduce the risk of infant and/or mother mortality. Reports show that over 300,000 women die worldwide each year from preventable infections. We can make a difference in those statistics and we should. We will share more on this issue as developments unfold.
If you are interested in volunteering, or if you would like to learn more about how you can help the children of Changes for New Hope, please contact us via our comment section or visit our page on Facebook.
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Jim's Inspirational E-book, "Living Large Living Deliberately" Will Inspire You To Great Things
One of the many benefits that I have found since my arrival to Peru over seven years ago is the personal growth as a compassionate and understanding human being. This experience has given me the opportunity to grow and learn more about myself and life itself in a very unique and beautiful way. I liken it to Plato's cave where a man crawled out of a deep, dark cave where mere illusions were portrayed to him as reality and as he arrived on the surface of the earth, he saw everything in full color and in its complete reality. So many people scrape through life satisfied with the illusion of living, of love and success. Breaking out and seeing life as a full, multi-dimensional, passionate experience is what we all deserve and desperately need. If you look around in any public place you see people interacting less and less with each other. "Conversations" are text messages, experiences are virtual, face to face exchanges of ideas are a thing of the past. It is this contrast and for this reason that I shared my own break out exploration that Peru afforded me and wrote my new e-book, "Living Large Living Deliberately" which I share the beautiful experience that life is and has become for me only after I jettisoned the anchors that weighed me down in drudgery. I believe it will be a game changer for you and at only $7.99, how could you possibly go wrong? If you are ready for a motivating change and want to experience life as it was meant to be, get a copy of this e-book today. Proceeds are going to the direct benefit for the children of this project.
(available via this link; https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/living-large-living-deliberately)
Are We Crazy to Think That We Can Change the World?
It's not those who get along by going along that change the world. It's not those who fear being different and strive so hard to blend into sea of people indistinguishably that leaves behind their footprint. It is the person who stands up tall and shares the unpopular idea or the unique way to see the world. It is the ones who live with love for humanity, particularly for the vulnerable, who won't allow their voice to go unheard, their stories untold or their visions to go unrealized. These are the people that you had better keep an eye on because the trails they blaze are the ones that will redefine our humanity and purpose for living.
Make Changes for New Hope Your personal project and get involved today.
Vitamins to the mothers and children of remote Huambo in Pampas Chico enhances health and immune systems. No other NGOs or government support reaches quite this far, until we arrived. Your support helps these otherwise forgotten people.
Meet Kathia and Scarley
Here is what two heroes look like. They could be doing a hundred other things for themselves but they choose to dedicate themselves to the children of Changes for New Hope at Challhua. They engage their friends to do the same. They find solutions and jettison excuses. They ask for nothing in return because they, like me, have found that compassion in action is its own reward. They realize that what they are doing for the children today will impact these kids for a lifetime. I am honored to know them.
Meet the Team and some of our compassionate volunteers
The children have received your postcards and messages of hope and love. Thank you so much. It shows them that they are not alone in the world up here in the Peruvian Andes in a very special way. Donations are always appreciated but cash can not buy hope. Only your love can give that. Those who want to send a postcard and haven´t yet, it is easy.
You can mail them directly to us at
Changes for New Hope
Thanks again Team!