Joe and Carlota Hursey of Chesterton, founders of the Loving House Project,
are now raising funds toward a remodeling project for a children’s home in
The couple will
travel to Chaclacayo, Peru in November to volunteer at the Villa La Paz:
Home for Destitute and Sick Children of Peru. The Peru project represents a
new chapter for Loving House Project. After three years of working in
Vietnam, helping two orphanages and building 16 homes, the Hurseys are now
moving on to help the poor and disadvantaged in South America.
Villa La Paz
Foundation is located 30 miles outside of Lima, Peru, in the foothills of
the Andes mountains. Dr. Anthony Lazzara, an American pediatrician, has
dedicated the past 26 years of his life caring for the impoverished, sick
and disabled children at the orphanage, which is run entirely on donations.
The Hurseys said they first learned about Lazzara when they watched a
documentary, “The Human Experience,” about Lazzara’s work with the lost
children of Peru. The Hurseys contacted Lazzara and learned that the entire
house needs to be painted and the deteriorating kitchen countertops are
nearly impossible to disinfect and need to be replaced. The Loving House
Project is now committed to raising $5,000 toward the project.
To make a
donation, go online at lovinghouseproject.org or send a donation to Loving
House Project, 723 South Park Drive, Chesterton, IN 46304. One hundred
percent of all donations received will go toward the renovation project.