People living in the Peruvian highlands are exposed to extreme weather and freezing temperatures. They often live in small, rural, remote communities in the Peruvian Andes. The economy in these areas is largely a subsistence economy, and the resources’ scarcity makes it difficult to provide good and durable coats to children.
Since 2015, Help Peru has provided 5,405 winter jacket to children in different regions of the highlands, in partnership with Höség.
Höség, which in Hungarian means “spreading warmth”, is a venture philanthropy type organization – for every jacket Höség sells, Höség founders personally deliver a jacket to a child living in a poor community at least 3,000 meters above sea level (m.a.s.l.). Help Peru purchases Höség’s solidarity jackets and ensures their distribution through Höség’s network. Höség estimates that approximately 2.5 million Peruvian kids suffer from being exposed to the cold temperatures of Peru’s highlands.
In 2021, Help Peru is providing 1,278 winter jackets to children in small communities in Cusco–Paucartambo (Colquepata, Challabamba), Calca (Calca, Lamay and San Salvador), all above 12,500 feet above sea level. (3,810 m.a.s.l.).
Learn more at www.hosegstore.com