The “Ireland and Mancora Walking Together Project” was set up by Eamon Molloy, Tom Campbell, Robbie Baird and Nathan McFadden with Fatima Chero Palacios and her family in Northwest Peru during Christmas 2005.
While there, they found out that an Irish Priest named Father Martin O’Grady had been to Mancora some years previously.
He had built a Church in the area some years previous and along with his companions had provided Spiritual and Medical Care for the people there, aiding the establishment of the town.
The aim of the project was to provide food for families most in need, and small Christmas gifts for Children from the Barrios of Mancora and a nearby riverbed settlement named Fernandez.
It also provided medication and medical treatments for disabled and diseased persons many of whom would most certainly have died without help
Many of these families are without food and all are without fresh water and the basic necessities of life that we take for granted.
Most of the children had never received any kind of gift before at Christmas time.
This series of photos was taken during the project in 2005 and 2006. (Apologies for the poor quality of some pictures).
This project was funded by Castlebar Credit Union and by private donations for Christmas 2005 and 2006.
This year 2007 we hope that donations can be directed into helping these people in the longer term.
The Bank account and address for donations is:
Allied Irish Bank, Main Street, Castlebar, Co. Mayo, Ireland.
Account Name: Ireland and Mancora Walking Together
Sort Code: 93-70-88
Account No: 09307073
The rest is up to you - With your help we can make a difference...
Thank you :)