My family and I are personally involved in the PAMS medical mission to Lircay, Peru, one of the poorest regions of the country. Lircay is a small mining town in central Peru. Situated in the Andes at over 10,000 feet, the people are mostly indigenous and many only speak Quechua, the ancient language of the Incan Empire. With a population of approximately 7000, many are without fresh water and live in shanties. Despite these conditions, the people are very kind, warm, and humble, greeting everyone they pass with a big smile and hello. They cannot thank us enough when we are there providing them with medical care.
We welcome volunteers; anyone interested in joining our team (no experience required), please contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org.