Support Manos Unidas School of Cusco and help special needs kids in Cuzco

As a family-owned company, Fertur Peru Travel is an active supporter of Manos Unidas — The Camino Nuevo School of Cusco, a non-profit private school, providing quality education, teacher training and parent advocacy for special needs children in Cusco.

"It's not important that you fall. It's important that you pick yourself back up." - The message on a classroom wall in the Camino Nuevo School of Cusco

I was there two weeks ago and I can attest to the wonderful work they do.

Please read the fund-raising appeal below from Executive Director Celeste Marion, visit their Web site and consider donating and/or sharing Celeste’s message on your FB page or other social media network.

Rick Vecchio,
Director of Marketing and Development
Fertur Peru Travel


Friends and Donors of Manos Unidas,

I gratefully admire all the support we have received from you in the past, both emotionally and financially. As most of you have seen we are running a campaign to launch and fund our Young Adult Vocational Training Program. In all sincerity it will also help us sustain our existing programs that are making amazing change in the community of Cusco.

We are in a critical situation at the moment with funding only to cover our programs until the end of October. If you have donated to our cause in the past or volunteered your time with us, will you help support us by sending a link to the Blog entry I have written today to friends in a personal email, a link or post on their Facebook walls to show your support? Tell them why you have donated and why you support us 🙂

Most of you are personal friends or people that have really come through for me personally with lots of love and support and belief in all the years of dedication that have gone into raising what we have from nothing. Thank you a million times.

And thanks for helping us spread the word.


Co-Founder/Executive Director
Manos Unidas Peru
+51 984 455888 (Peru)
+1 425 770-0362 (U.S.)

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Authored by: Rick Vecchio

Rick Vecchio, Fertur’s director of development and marketing, was educated at the New School for Social Research and Columbia Graduate School of Journalism. He worked for Pacifica Radio WBAI and as a daily reporter for newspapers in New Jersey, New York and Massachusetts. Then in 1996, he decided it was time to realize a life-long dream of traveling to Peru. He never went back. While serving as Peru country manager for the South American Explorers from 1997-1999, he fell in love with Fertur's founder, Siduith Ferrer, and they married. Over the next six years, he worked as a correspondent for The Associated Press. Meanwhile, Siduith built the business, which he joined in January 2007. Now he designs custom educational and adventure tour packages for corporate and institutional clients, oversees Fertur’s Internet platform and occasionally leads special trips, always with an eye open for a good story to write about.

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