A Pizza Epiphany

We’ve come a long way since an intrepid group of travellers came to Arequipa and set up HOOP in 2012. Now a fully-fledged NGO, with a network of hundreds of people around the world, HOOP co-founder Teresa reflects on HOOP’s amazing growth in this week’s blog. Since HOOP started back in 2012 – with a … Continue reading A Pizza Epiphany

Eddy Chen: An Original HOOPster!

Arequipa has a way of drawing people back again and again. And for the past two weeks at HOOP, we’ve been lucky to have one of our good friends Eddy Chen volunteering with us. It isn’t his second or even his third time here. In fact, Eddy has been in Arequipa every year since 2010. So in … Continue reading Eddy Chen: An Original HOOPster!

How I got HOOPed into charity work in Peru

In this week’s blog, one of our fantastic Aussie volunteers, Lauren, tells us how she unexpectedly found herself volunteering at HOOP. When I first came to South America, I hadn’t planned on working with kids. I’m a backpacker at heart, so I wanted to see the world, try new experiences, and eat everything I can … Continue reading How I got HOOPed into charity work in Peru

HOOP Hero Award: Teresa!

At HOOP we’re really fortunate to have some fantastic supporters all over the world helping us continue the work we’re doing here in Flora Tristán. But it’s thanks to a few special people who have gone the extra mile to make sure HOOP continues to have an impact in the community today – without them, HOOP wouldn’t … Continue reading HOOP Hero Award: Teresa!