Ayaviri Mission Trip

October 14-22, 2016


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Sponsored by
Christian Life Movement (CLM) & Solidaridad en Marcha


October 14-22, 2016


[ Previous Trip 2015 ]





October 14- Depart US
October 15- Arrive Cusco/acclimate
October 16- Day trip as a mission group/get to know each other
October 17- Depart for Ayaviri, Arrive, set up clinic
October 18- Medical Mission
October 19- Medical Mission
October 20- Medical Mission
October 21- Medical Mission half day/pack up mission site
October 22- Depart for US

Mission Cost: $925
This includes: All hotel accommodations, ground transportation, day trip, team dinner, 2 T-shirts, all meals in Ayaviri, and participant contribution for medications and supplies. This does NOT include airfare. Current roundtrip air from major cities in the US to Cusco is approximately $1500.


Contact: Katy Brant

Mission Coordinator

(303) 476-1358





The region of Ayaviri, Puno, Peru, high in the Peruvian Andes, is home to a beautiful culture of warm, gentle people. Sadly, more than 50% of this population is living in abject poverty, lacking even basic necessities, such as adequate food, clean water, housing, electricity, education and access to healthcare. Most are women and children.


Our mission is to help. And we want you to join us.


Who We Are: We are a Catholic organization that recruits doctors, nurses and volunteers to execute yearly medical mission trips to Lima, Peru. We gather volunteers from the United States, Peru, and Canada and we encourage people from every faith to join us in our mission to provide basic medical care to the people of Ayaviri.


Next Trip: We are now planning our sixth medical mission trip to Ayaviri. Last year, our mission helped over 1400 people by providing medical care in Ayaviri and the surrounding rural villages. We know many of you have taken part in other medical mission trips, and we hope you will be inspired to be a part of our next mission.


On occasion, we have a few too many volunteers, resulting in a wait list. When this happens, we do give priority to those who have been on a previous mission trip with us, as well as medical professionals and those who speak Spanish or Quechua. However, we invite everyone to volunteer, as there are always non-medical jobs to be done.


Donations: In addition to recruiting a great team of volunteers, we are also actively fundraising to make this trip possible. We accept donations to purchase medications in Peru, as well as for other medical supplies and food for the Ayaviri people. Donations of medicine and cash donations in the past have been a big part of what makes this trip possible. All donations in the US are tax-deductible (CLM Inc is a 501c3 institution). If you are planning on volunteering, you will have the chance to do personal fundraising through friends, family, or your workplace in order to get sponsorships for your trip. Donations can be made via personal check or by credit card through PayPal.


Preparation: Once you volunteer for this mission, you will be expected to attend approximately three planning session meetings before our next mission. Though these meetings take place in Denver you can join us from wherever you are via Skype or conference call. The sessions will provide you with the background and information you will need to be packed properly and prepared for the duties (and the fun!) of our trip, as well as a chance to ask any questions you have.


Air Travel: Air travel plans can be made independently or through our Denver travel agent. The mission cost does not include airfare, and many people may choose to arrive early or depart later for extended travel in the area.


Travel Within Peru: Machu Picchu is a significant archeological wonder, and you may want to plan a visit there while you’re in the area. We have a Cusco-based travel agent who is great and will be happy to assist in arranging a Machu Picchu trip or any other excursion based out of Cusco. In the cases of personal travel outside the group itinerary, we are unable to make any special arrangements for transportation, lodging or luggage storage.


You are free to arrange all of your travel independently, however we strongly recommend our Ayaviri 2014 travel agent. We are working with Oscar Mendez of MDZ Travel Services: 303-521-3629, mdz2000@msn.com


Our travel agent in Peru is Percy Salazar of Kay Pacha Tours, who will be happy to assist you on any land-based excursions prior to or after our planned days. You can reach Percy at: pasekab@hotmail.com


Volunteer Health and Safety: The elevation of Ayaviri is about 13,000 feet. Because of the altitude, it is very important that our volunteers adhere to our recommendations for ascent, including the days we spend in Cusco at about 11,000 feet to acclimatize. It is imperative that all volunteers for the Ayaviri Mission are in good health.


Peru is a relatively safe country, and Cusco and Ayaviri are relatively safe cities; however, as with any international travel, there is known risk associated. For these reasons we do not allow minors unless they are accompanied by a parent or guardian. We will provide security for the group at all times during the scheduled itinerary, but you will be responsible for your own safety if you choose to arrive earlier or stay beyond the set mission dates.


Housing & Meals: We will be staying in a nice three-star hotel in Cusco and in a simple, almost one-star hotel in Ayaviri. The cost per person will be $925 for the eight days and seven nights of the mission, which includes local transportation, lodging, one team dinner in Cusco, a day trip, meals in Ayaviri, two t-shirts (required to identify you during the trip) and a $150 fee to buy medications and supplies for the mission. Additional meals are not covered.


All of this information and many more details will be covered during our volunteer meetings prior to the mission.

Katy Brant                                             Luis Raez, MD
Ayaviri Mission Coordinator                Medical Director
Dede and Ken Chism
Ayaviri Mission General Coordinators

Past Missions:
 [ 2011 ] [ 2012 ] [ 2013 ] [ 2014 ] [ 2015 ] [ 2016 ]  [ 2017 ]  [ 2018 ] [ 2019 ]
 [ 2022 ]  [ 2023 ]




Ken Chism in las Mission Trip to Peru
Dede Chism in last Mission Trip to Peru




Katy Brant (Coordinator)

Denise McNeely  (Administrator)

Luis Raez, MD (Medical Director)




(tax deductible)

Please join our mission efforts and make your tax deductible donation using PayPal by clicking the button below.

Or mail your donation to:

Denise McNeely (c/o CLM)
 6251 W. Alamo Dr.
Littleton, CO, 80123
Make checks/money orders to:

Christian Life Movement

Memo: "Ayaviri Medical Mission"



Please, go to Registration & Liability Form to complete the application process. We ask for a $400 deposit with your application.


Send your completed forms and deposit to our administrative coordinator:


Ayaviri Medical Mission 2016
Denise McNeely
6251 W. Alamo Dr.

Littleton, CO, 80123



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