Another great update from one of CAFOD’s Step into the Gap Gappers, who highlights the plight of the people’s need for a clean, reliable water source in the Peruvian Andes. Bea underlines the need for us in the UK to care for “our common home”, just as the people in Peru are trying to do so. Thank you Bea for sharing your thoughts and experiences.
Bea Findley, one of CAFOD’s gap year volunteers, has written about how water shortages are affecting communities in Peru:
We are about half way through our time in Peru now and I can’t believe it! It’s all happening so fast – I wish I could slow it down! I had a great week last week with partners on the outskirts of Lima and this week, we’re amongst the mountains.
We’ve been spending time with CAFOD partner CEAS, which is a social action commission of the Peruvian Bishops’ Conference.
CEAS’ work in Ancash is about fair water distribution and empowering the local community. All the water sustaining this region is from Lake Parón – an incredible natural resource high in the mountains. Streams and rivers flow down the mountains from the lake to all of the communities…
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