Cusco

Cusco

Cusco is a city of just over 400,000 that is located in southeastern Peru.

Cusco, the capital city of the Cusco region and the Cusco province, is a city of just over 400,000 that is located in southeastern Peru. The city sits at an elevation of 11,200 feet. Cusco was the historical capital of the Inca Empire prior to the Spanish conquest. Nearly 2 million tourists visit Cusco each year. Lost Children of Peru works with a private orphanage in Cusco (Azul Wasi) and also comes alongside a state run orphanage, providing additional food, clothing and love.

HELPING AN ORPHANAGE IN CUSCO

In 2011, I met 46 young men at an orphanage in Cusco that have changed my life. These boys range in age from 7 to 17. Once a month, we spend several days with them. We hang out, play soccer, talk, watch a movie, and tell bible stories. Our greatest times are when we head out of the orphanage and into the fields to build a fire and eat hot dogs. One time, we took these boys to a buffet restaurant. I don't know which was bigger, the boy’s eyes or their plates! One of the boys came out with a plate stacked to the ceiling and asked if this is what Heaven was going to be like! We would love to build a playground for these boys and to continue providing them with shoes, clothing, and food.