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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The first shipment of washer units have arrived from the United States and because of compassionate donors, our vision has become a reality. Our next step is to meet with members of the media as we share these units with the indigenous families who are just as excited as we are about this revolutionary solution to an issue that has long been endured by women here. We also want to include books in the units for women to read with the time they are saving using these units instead of hours in cold glacier streams.
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The Social Movement that Changes for New Hope has Become
In the beginning, we hardly could fathom the enormous task at hand. Thousands of children in Ancash Peru that lacked everything from adequate clothing, food, school materials, guidance and in many cases, even water. It seemed that our best efforts were nothing more than a popcorn belch in a strong wind. If we have learned nothing else, we certainly learned that reality will catch up to your vision and passion if you stay focused and remain tenacious. Our vision was to make a major impact among the thousands of children reaching them with their material as well as intrinsic needs. Helping families to help themselves, as opposed to being simply a give-away program. From a mere handful of children in 2009 to over 3000 children being reached by 2017, we no longer are simply an NGO, non-profit organization. The ideas we share, the concept that these children can and will become successful, a value in their communities and leaders for others to emulate, has brought us into the realm of becoming a social movement. Empowering women also, and thereby building opportunities for families is a powerful focus. We have learned that whatever you believe about yourself and your vision, becomes your reality. Our reality, in some ways not yet materialized, is a social movement that will flow with its own momentum when people understand that their wildest dreams and goals are very attainable. Resourcefulness is the most powerful resource. The "I Can" attitude is changing lives and people are now daring to dream. I am so glad that I did back in 2009.
I hope you will join us, support our efforts and become part of this movement that changes lives.
"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” ~~ Marianne Williamson
“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
"If you want to see the impossible accomplished, attempt the impossible."
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.
* Women account for one-half of the potential human capital in any economy. More than half a billion women have joined the world’s work force over the past 30 years, and they make up 40 percent of the agriculture labor force. According to the World Bank, countries with greater gender equality are more prosperous and competitive.
* An extra year of secondary school for girls can increase their future earnings by 10-20 percent. Girls with secondary schooling are up to 6 times less likely to marry as children than those with little or no education. And countries that invest in girls’ education have lower maternal and infant deaths, lower rates of HIV and AIDS, and better child nutrition.
* When women participate in civil society and politics, governments are more open, democratic and responsive to citizens. When women are at the negotiating table, peace agreements are more inclusive and durable. And simply by empowering women farmers with the same access to land, new technologies and capital as men, we can increase crop yields by as much as 30 percent helping to feed a growing population.
Source: United States embassy USAID
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.
Children Tested for Anemia, the Insidious Killer
We have obtained reports from the government that the region of Ancash where are project is based, has the worst levels of anemia in the whole of Peru. We purchased blood testing equipment and proactively tested our children. The results were amazing. We provide multiple vitamins for children in our various groups to address what we already knew was an issue. Those who regularly took the vitamins were not anemic. Those who popped in occasionally were tested and shown to be anemic. We are reassured that multiple vitamins are a solution to this insidious challenge affecting thousands of children. We need more vitamins to be able to provide them more regularly to the children. We need your help in this endeavor. Anemia will ill affect the health of these children for the rest of their lives but it is preventable.
Anemia testing in Secsecpampa and Challhua groups
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
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Thanks again Team!