While on a yoga retreat in Peru (VIEW PHOTOS HERE), Brian Mahan, Enlightened Concierge's CEO, discovered something as impressive as Machu Pichu itself, Mama Kia, an amazing woman, with an inspirational story.
The following video is a brief overview of one aspect of her life's work:
***Please note that the address at the end of the video is no longer correct.***
After meeting Mama Kia, Brian learned that, not only has she adopted (now 31) children off the streets of Peru, but she has also established a soup kitchen, Sopa de Dia, that feeds 88 children and elderly twice a day. She renovated a pre-existing structure, which was in ruins, installed a kitchen with new floors, roof and windows; outfitted the kitchen with the basic necessities; and planted a sustainable organic farm, involving the children at a local school all along the way.
The school children help with the farming, meal preparation and serve the less fortunate children and elders in their community. Meals are hand delivered by the same children to those unable to make it to the soup kitchen.
The children are:
• Being introduced to a wide variety of produce
• Learning organic sustainable farming techniques
• Improving their health and nutrition
• Taking this knowledge home to their families
• Learning the importance of giving back to
Enlightened Concierge has pledged to assist her in her vision. EC donated the seed money to start a SECOND soup kitchen to be called Sopa de Esperanza (Soup of Hope).
This initial donation goes to:
Build a new structure to house the soup kitchen and bathrooms for the school
Purchase new kitchen equipment
Plant a new sustainable organic farm
This new location has the potential to serve up to 2000 meals a month!