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Support for ongoing projects has continued unabated in 2020 and now into 2021, further establishing the influence that Trade Aid UK has been able to give to important relief programmes worldwide. Much of this has been enabled by the continued sale of Trade Aid UK Granulated and Caster Sugar through Tesco Stores and online at Ocado. The use of external aid agencies and charities has been instrumental in us being able to reach the remotest parts of the globe where often the needs are greatest. The individual aid projects supported by the Trade Aid UK Foundation can be viewed by simply scrolling up and down the project panel on this page and clicking on the project that interests you.

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Project Peru

Through Project Peru, an aid charity based in Guildford, we were able to fund a teacher for six months in 2007 to work in their Refuge in Zapallal near Lima. This is a home established to provide food, shelter and support for children and families in need. The charity provides a base in which shelter and security is given to displaced and marginalised people, in particular, woman, young children and the elderly to improve their access to free education, healthcare and nutrition.

Following on from our initial funding support, we have continued to help the work of Project Peru with their refuge in Lima and, like that of Colombia, the issues encountered here reflect the same levels social deprivation, with the consequent need for education to provide a hope for the future.

The children are not specifically "street children" in the current popular understanding of the phrase, though some may be, and some might be if Project Peru did not help. Many do have relatives who, for different reasons, cannot care for them. Some unaccompanied children come for short periods until they can be accepted into other neighbouring refuges or until they can be reunited with family members to try to rebuild their normal family lives.

in 2009 funding has been directed towards paying for the cost of attending school in Peru. Although education in Peru is officially free, the government pays the teachers salaries but little else. Books, stationery, uniforms etc have to be bought by the parents, matriculation fees are required, as well as payments towards school maintenance. This makes it virtually impossible for poor children to go to school.  Project Peru not only supports the children who live in their refuge but also others in the wider community by providing these uniforms, stationery, books, shoes and anything else they may need to enable them to go to school.

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