OUR WORK

2019 Mastercard’s solar powered pump that extracts water from underground, collects in an elevated tank and distributes it to 3 main outlets throughout the community of Werrutka is completed. First Mastercard Corporate Volunteer Trip takes place. NuevaLife starts working closely with Kamushasain, a rural school that serves over 1500 kids. A vegetable garden and a water pond are built by volunteers. First Doggy in Home volunteer trip to neuter 100 homeless dogs. NuevaLife partners with SENA, a local technical institute to promote higher education among the communities we support. NuevaLife and Hope International Clinic start contact to promote a yearly Health Brigade.

La Guajira, Colombia – 2015 – Present

In 2015 NuevaLife arrived in La Guajira Colombia where the levels of poverty are very high and the lack of basic human resources such as water, electricity, health and education are not met. Since then, NuevaLife

volunteers have worked tirelessly to help communities fulfill their basic needs.

2015 Container for Hope brought their first shipment of donations to asses needs of the community

2016 Hyatt Hotels joined NuevaLife to build the first wind powered pump to extract water from the ground and collect it in an elevated tank

2018 Blue Missions Group joined NuevaLife to build a water distribution network to bring water to 36 homes in rural areas. First Blue Mission Group Corporate Trip takes place. Volunteers brought hundreds of school supplies to develop educational activities with the kids in rural areas. Mastercard joined NuevaLife to build the second water system. One Set 4 first volunteering trip to work on vegetable gardens to promote sustainable nutrition.

2018 Blue Missions Group joined NuevaLife to build a water distribution network to bring water to 36 homes in rural areas. First Blue Mission Group Corporate Trip takes place. Volunteers brought hundreds of school supplies to develop educational activities with the kids in rural areas. Mastercard joined NuevaLife to build the second water system. One Set 4 first volunteering trip to work on vegetable gardens to promote sustainable nutrition.

Container for Hope – Buenaventura, Colombia 2013

Buenaventura is the biggest port of Colombia, with over 60% of the imports/exports of the country. A city with such levels of business activity, is one of the poorest communities in Colombia. Our second 40’ container of clothing school supplies, toys, hygiene items and more, was distributed to about 5,000 people. The purpose of this trip was to understand the problematic and better understand the every day living of the communities.

Container for Hope

Valle del Cauca, Colombia 2011 A 40’ Container was sent to Colombia to asses a specific poverty crisis in different communities in Valle del Cauca. Mostly communities living in rural areas. The purpose of this visit was to start working in Colombia and asses the needs. Clothing, toys, school supplies, home goods, among other goods were distributed to over 2,000 people.

Amazon

NuevaLife visited San Jose de Sarapanga, a community of around 210 people in the Amazon of Peru, 5 hours away from Iquitos by land and water. After identifying multiple waterborne diseases, NuevaLife started our first water project.

A catchment system was installed and a water pump brings the water to an elevated water treating tank. Six water outlets were installed throughout the community were treated water is now being distributed. Because of this project, the community of San Jose de Sarapanga now enjoys clean water.

Puños, Peru:

This zone was declared in extreme poverty by the government of Peru. They estimate that 90% of the population live in extreme poverty.

NuevaLife volunteers visited all surrounding communities to distribute a 40′ container full of clothes, shoes, school supplies, and toys. Also, educational activities with a group of children from 8 years old to 14 years old were completed. We discussed their rights and obligations as children, hygiene, geography team work and tolerance.

 

PERU

Macusani, Peru

NuevaLife distributed donations collected in the US and helped build a chicken coop to enforce sustainability. Due to their location, 10 hours away from Arequipa in the Andean mountains at an altitude of 5,700 meters (18,700 feet) above sea level, Macusani receives limited or no help by local authorities.

In addition to Macusani, we also visited nearby communities such as Escalera (1,125 residents), Isivilla (1,005 residents), Tamtamaco (1,617 residents) and Ayapata (3,611 residents) amongst others. Kids’ faces were burnt by the cold wind and their bodies were malnourished.

After this trip, NuevaLife decided to start the Container for Hope program to bring donations to communities in extreme poverty.