Category Archives: Peru

Playgrounds Everywhere: Our New Non-Profit

For the last few years, my family and friends have been assisting grade schools in a variety of locales around the globe.  All our efforts have been centered on developing countries, including Uganda, Peru, and the Navajo Nation.  This year, … Continue reading

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Another Playground in the Ocutuan, Peru, Area

Family members and I were recently in Sacred Valley region of Peru.  As part of our trip, we installed a playground at a primary school in Ocutuan.  After our departure, the Cardenas-Torres Family, fabricated and installed playground equipment in Ccoricancha, … Continue reading

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Installing a Playground in the Scenic Andes, Peru

The playground equipment (4-seat swing set, monkey bars, and climbing tower) for a primary school in the Andes was fabricated by David Cardenas-Torres and his friend Jhon.  It was then loaded on a minivan and literally hauled across the Andes … Continue reading

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An Incredible Road Over the Andes

The road from Calca, near Pisac in Sacred Valley to Lares is an incredible ride.  We traveled it in medium-sized minivan packed with playground equipment destine for a primary school located high in the Andes.  We started at elevation 9,000 … Continue reading

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On the Road in Peru: Between Urubamba and Calca

There are spectacular views of the snow-covered jagged mountain peaks between Urubamba and Calca.  While commuting, I stopped and took a couple of photographs.

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Another Day Installing Playgrounds in Peru

Yesterday, the weather was perfect, clear with a few fluffy clouds.  An excellent day for installing playgrounds at remote Quechua village schools. The first installation was in the village of Ocutuan.  Here we installed a swing set, climbing tower, and … Continue reading

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Easy to Maintain Double-Rail Playground Slide

In developing countries, standard metal slides can be a serious problem.  The sheet metal that the children slide on can: have rough joints, get hot during intemperate weather, and be subject to rusting in humid climes. For these reasons, I’ve … Continue reading

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