The Peru's Challenge Build a Community Ball

The Peru's Challenge Build a Community Ball will be returning to Sydney's social calendars again this November. Taking place at Paddington Town Hall in Sydney's East, guests can expect a first class experience while raising much needed funds and awareness for a very good cause. 


This year Peru's Challenge is delighted to have Peruvian Chef Alejandro Saravia exclusively cater for the guests. Chef Saravia has recently received lots of amazing accolades for his culinary excellence. His contemporary take on traditional Peruvian cuisine has pleasantly surprised and satisfied many fine dining enthusiasts.


Following the success of the 2008 Ball we are continuing with the 'Build a Community' initiative. Not only will guests be spoilt with fine food and entertainment, they will also be able to assist with building a community by purchasing virtual llamas, guinea pigs, bricks or even classrooms and houses!


When:6.30pm, Friday 12th November 2010

Where:Paddington Town Hall, Sydney


Tickets are $175** each or $2,200** for a sponsor table of 10.
Tickets include:


  • 3 course Peruvian fine dining experience
  • Beverages
  • Entertainment
  • Entry to the Peruvian Market & Photo Gallery


To book tickets or get further information email or visit


About Peru’s Challenge

Peru’s Challenge was started by Australian Jane Gavel and Peruvian Selvy Ugaz. Since October 2003, the program has helped nearly 1000 families and started to educate over 500 children in four different communities.

The program to assist Pumamarca revolves around providing a source of income other than agriculture – local families struggle to make ends meet on just farming – the vagaries of the market, season and climate make it particularly difficult. Peru’s Challenge helps through creating Talleres, or workshops, in which mothers work on crafts such as weaving, knitting, ceramics and jewellery-making. On this basis, further work in the community, particularly in education and construction, can develop.

Before starting any project, the program has lengthy discussions with all members of the community to ascertain what it is the community wants and requires for their children, and how they can work closely together.It is very important the community feels that they are working as part of a team. Throughout a project, the community is involved in all decisions and plans, so that its progress can become self-sustaining and in the direction the community chooses.

To learn more about specific projects in Pumamarcacommunity, please visit

Peregrine is involved with Peru’s Challenge through the financial assistance of Peregrine Community Trust and in running tour that visit and support community workshops. We encourage our clients to purchase handmade products made in communities that will receive direct benefit.

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