Afro-Peruvian and Indigenous Quechua Earthquake Survivors Still Desperate for Help

Two weeks after the earthquake, “second-class citizens” in Peru, the Afro-Peruvians and Indigenous Quechua, are still without the basic necessities even though tons of aid has poured into the country. I have searched for and found an organization that’s reaching out to these communities which, according to reports, were hit hardest by the quake.

MADRE, an international human rights organization is partnering with Peruvian organizations that work directly with Afro-Peruvian and Indigenous peoples. Please join me in supporting their efforts. Learn more about MADRE and make a donation today at

What’s happening in Peru right now is of particular concern to me as I am taking a small group on a spiritual trip to Peru this October 13-26. However, the disenfranchisement of minorities and the poor is epidemic in both the US and abroad. Unfortunately, the crises of “second-class citizens” go largely unnoticed or unaddressed until they reach their most dire point. If you know someone who is working to make a difference in the world, please send them a word of encouragement today. If you are someone who’s making a difference, keep doing what you’re doing. We need you.

Please spread the word, your prayers and your generosity by forwarding this message.

Antonia Martinez, Ph.D. is the Whole Growth and Self-Mastery Coach, helping adults and youth to master body, mind and spirit in their personal, professional and spiritual life. Dr. Martinez has a doctorate in metaphysics and is pursuing a second in metaphysical psychology. She is the author of The Self Mastery and Fulfillment Workbook and teaches the online ILS International Meditation Instructors Training & Certification Program. Dr. Martinez is the creator of the Inner Power Mapping Technique ™ for accelerated growth. She develops online and special programs for holistic one-on-one, family, group and staff development. Visit her web site at 2007 – Antonia Martinez, Ph.D. All Rights Reserved Worldwide. Reprint Rights: You may reprint this article provided that all active links are included, article content is not edited, and name credit is given to Antonia Martinez, Ph.D. as the author.

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