Shout-out to Erin!
A complete oversight all this time: I have neglected to mention Erin O’Rourke, an expat American living and teaching English in Urubamba.
She directed us to our worthy beneficiary family, and has been our MicroAid interpreter since my preliminary fact-finding trip last year. Erin knew that the Ormachea-Hermoza family had lost their adobe home in the floods of 2010 and had been living in tents and shacks ever since. That introduction, her language skills, and her patience have proved invaluable to us and especially to the family.
winter solstice - sunset over the andes
The fate of life that leads MicroAid to survivors of disasters is truly remarkable. Our heartfelt thanks to Erin for her help!