Anne’s Peru Diary

peru_diaryOne woman’s journey from Balbriggan to Peru…

  • 19-Dec-15: Anne is learning new skills and meeting the wildlife, check out the latest installment of Anne Peru diary here
  • 13-Nov-15: Find out why the locals want Anne to get married in  the latest installment of Anne Peru diary here
  • 14-Oct-15: Life is ticking along for Anne, check out the latest installment of Anne Peru diary here
  • 15-Sep-15: 10,000 km away for over 5 months now, read the latest installment of  Anne Peru diary here
  • 05-Aug-15: Anne’s Spanish is certainly improving and she is settling in to the local culture, read the latest installment of Anne’s diary  here
  • 07-Jul-15: As Anne is currently in Lima learning Spanish, hear how she is getting on here
  • 07-Jun-15: Read the latest installment of Anne’s diary and hear how she is getting on here
  • 02-May-15:  Find out how Anne is settling in, in the 2nd installment of Anne’s Peru Diary here
  • 18-Apr-15: Read the first installment of Anne’s Peru diary here

Back in December we brought you the story of Anne Reilly, a Balbriggan woman who is selflessly giving up two years of her life to go and help those less fortunate. Anne headed off to  San Clemente, in Peru, South America for a two year Mission on  4th April 2015 and will be documenting her journey here on Balbriggan.info.

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Send a card or letter to say ‘Hola’ to Anne at:
Ms Anne Reilly
Hermanas de Notre Dame
Apartado 017, Chorrillos,
Lima 09, Peru
South America

By now, we hope that Anne is settled into San Clemente,  which will be her new home for the next two years.  The weather in Peru at this time of year temperatures are in the high 30’s something Anne will struggle to get used to.  Also a change in diet will put Anne through her paces… We look forward to the first updates from Anne which will come in sporadically  as Anne is a 5 hour bus ride from the nearest internet connection!

In 2007 San Clemente, Peru, was hit by a major earthquake which cost many lives and devastated families, homes and businesses in the area. For the past seven years the local people have been struggling to rebuild their homes and their lives. Tremors continue on a regular basis which adds to their fears and insecurity.

Since 2010 Sr. Mary Kirkpatrick, (an Irish Notre Dame Sister from Glasgow) has been helping this community and in 2012 Anne spent a month with them as a volunteer. Anne worked in their soup/dinner kitchen where they prepared foods to sell and raise much needed funds for their community. You can follow Anne’s story here but keep your eye out for Anne as she works tirelessly to raise funds for this project.  All funds raised will go directly to the project work Email reillyanne@eircom.net
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  • 14-Oct-15: Life is ticking along for Anne, check out the latest installment of Anne Peru diary here