Backpack Project 2018 in Cusco

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Over the past two months volunteers from throughout Peru and Bolivia have been working in the Backpack Project. Through their work and dedication along with the willingness of schools and students to participate, the project has been making a positive difference in the lives of students and communities. Often it is hard to really capture the full extent of the […]

Happy Holidays 2017

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As we draw close to the end of 2017 we here at Umbrella Initiatives wishes you and yours a very Happy Holiday Season! Our hope is that you are able to spend this time with close family and friends and continue sharing opportunities to help make this world a better place. Over the past seven years through your ongoing support […]


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We have recently completed the seventh year of the Backpack Project and it was a great success.  What made this year all the more special was the group of dedicated students in Cusco, Peru and from the University of San Diego who partnered together to make a difference in the lives of 70 children in Pillao Matao. Watched the video below […]