Help community efforts to protect Peruvian Forests

Jul 28, 2011

Update from Pampa Hermosa/Colibri Cloudforest

Building brick oven
Building brick oven

We are pleased to announce we have officially named our project in the Pampa Hermosa region of Peru. "Colibri Cloudforest" encompasses all the different facets of our work there, from the eco-lodge and volunteer house to workshops and English classes. “Colibri” means hummingbird in Spanish, and the new name will help attract birders to the area and the future ecolodge. The name will also help tourists to distinguish between the general region of Pampa Hermosa, and Rainforest Partnership’s project community within that region.

Work in Colibri Cloudforest is advancing well this summer. In the Calabaza community in the region of Pampa Hermosa, Peru, preparations for our hostel are making excellent progress. Our temporary hostel is taking shape as a home away from home for our expected guests. We have improved the distribution of beds and furniture and have installed amenities for the comfort of our guests: shower curtains, garbage cans, coat racks, tables and chairs. While some of these details are not typical within the community, we felt this would make a more comfortable stay for our guests. In addition our interns worked with the community to build an adobe oven and one of our interns brought a solar shower from the U.S.

We continue to work with Architects Without Borders on renovating the building for our volunteer house. We received the official analysis of the structure from an architect in Peru, so now the U.S.-based group can begin their designs.

Thank you for your continued support of our project. We will continue to update you throughout the summer on the exciting progress in Peru. For updates on each of our projects, please visit our website at:

RP intern teaching English
RP intern teaching English

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Maurine Winkley

Austin, TX United States

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