Rurapuk, a Quechua word from the indigenous people of the Andean highlands, means “the one who helps others.” The act of helping others characterizes the Rurapuk’s humble beginnings. In 2001, four women from three different continents united around one mission: to ease the effects of poverty in Villa Maria del Triunfo, a community on the outskirts of Lima, Peru. They started a lunch program serving hot, homemade vegetarian meals to children in a small wooden shack. Rurapuk started out simple, small, and with a lot of heart. The rest is history.
We respond to the most pressing needs in the community, which is why we promote health and education. Strengthened by real learning, and supported by a nourished body, mind and spirit, the people of Lima will crush all barriers, and stride boldly towards the highest goal. Happiness.Download