Our June team, #dreamteamperu, kicked off our latest community program: Beautiful San Juan de Lurigancho. The purpose of this program is promote planting and clean up in the hill communities of Lima. Not only are plants nice to look at, but they also help clean the air. We brought in plant expert Lisa Chmura from Southern California to be sure we plant greenery that will flourish in these desert areas. We started with a demonstration and workshop in the community of Juan Pablo. Each resident received a Beautiful SJL t-shirt, and a free plant or shrub (along with a kiss from Lisa!) and our team helped them dig and plant as needed. We also brought garbage bags, and worked with local kids to further beautify their neighborhood by cleaning up trash. We look forward to expanding our efforts into other communities!
Check out the before and after pictures below. We put in about a dozen plants along side our new community center in Juan Pablo. This is truly a beautiful place for our Star Kids Club to meet each week.