Category Archives: Peru

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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Installing a Playground High in the Peruvian Andes

On May 5, the Cardenas-Torres family (Andean Quechua World Organization) travelled high into the Andes to install a playground at a village school high in the Andes.  The Peruvian village of  Sipasqanch provides porters for mountaineers from around the world … Continue reading

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Andean Quechua World Organization

The Andean Quechua World Organization is a Peruvian NGO that was founded by the Cardenas-Torres family.  Wilfredo (aka Willow) is the President and his 3-generation family members are all important supporters, including his mother and father. The NGO’s principal activity … Continue reading

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Playgrounds Move Higher as We near the Andes Mountains

In the mountains 3 hours east of Cuzco, we have been moving higher and higher with our school playground installations.  We started in Ccolcca, situated 12,000 fsl.  The Cardenas-Torres family, my grandson, and I first visited the village preschool 1-1/2 … Continue reading

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Assisting a Quechua Village Preschool near Machu Picchu

The Torres-Cardenas family recently installed playground equipment at a preschool in the Quechua Indian village of Pataccancha, located in the mountains above Ollantaytambo (the entry point to Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail). At the Peruvian village preschool, the C-T … Continue reading

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The Sh!tshow in Washington DC

According to the New York Times: President Trump on Thursday balked at an immigration deal that would include protections for people from Haiti and some nations in Africa, demanding to know at a White House meeting why he should accept … Continue reading

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Installing 3 Playgrounds in the Cuzco, Peru, Region

In July, my grandson James and I worked with the Cardenas-Torres family to install 3 separate playgrounds.  The first was installed at a preschool in Calca, located in Sacred Valley.  Because of limited space, we only installed a 3-seat swing … Continue reading

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