Looking at the past, present and future of women in Peru

Girls are often asked, “What would you like to be when you grow up?” Unfortunately, there is a huge gap between childhood hopes and the reality of growing up in a world where opportunities are not equal. So, on International Women’s Day 2016, we held a special workshop on women who have helped shape the world. … Continue reading Looking at the past, present and future of women in Peru

Ending violence against women

Wednesday the 25th of November, several volunteers, the HOOP moms and I took to the streets of Arequipa to participate in the march encouraging the elimination of violence against women. With the sun shining bright, marching bands and banners, hundreds of women raised their voices about a cause so close to their hearts. The date … Continue reading Ending violence against women

HOOP Health Day: An Interview with the Taiwanese Ambassador

We recently held our first HOOP Health Day, where we conducted health lessons at the school and distributed sixty water filters throughout the community. Meanwhile, we were joined by one of the biggest supporters of HOOP’s health initiatives in Flora Tristán, Mr. Wu from the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Peru. Ambassador Wu shared with … Continue reading HOOP Health Day: An Interview with the Taiwanese Ambassador

Introducing our new Social Work program!

For the past week on social media, we’ve been sharing some of the exciting things our social worker, Silvia, gets up to leading our new social work program. In this week’s blog, we’re sharing the bigger story behind the new program and why it is an exciting time for HOOP! As you guys know, we’ve … Continue reading Introducing our new Social Work program!