Of course, running and building an orphanage costs money so a large part of what we do involves finding funds in order to keep our project functioning.

Traveller Not Tourist is aiming to be as self-sustaining as possible by earning money through the provision of services which can be used to fund the project. The Tours offered to volunteers in Arequipa, as well as the travelling community in general, raise some money. Volunteers often travel to Peru with some money already saved or raised, or send out an appeal to friends and family after they have spent some time at a project.

Pachawawas uses various methods to raise funds for specific purposes. Events such as Jumble Sales, Christmas Fayres and Scavenger Hunts; Schemes such as the “Buy a brick” appeal; Taking part in sponsored events; Selling items on festival stalls and eBay, and receiving donations from others doing the same; Seeking funding through grants from other organisations; Encouraging others to raise money etc.

Unfortunately our eBay shop is closed currently, but subscribe to our newsletter to ensure that you are among the first to know when it goes back up.

Upcoming Events

Christmas Fairs
Throughout the festive season, Bristol, UK

Our gorgeous Alpaca jumpers, hats, scarves, gloves, legwarmers and socks make great Christmas presents so we will certainly be found peddling our wares at events around Bristol, and maybe beyond in the run up to the big day.

If you know of any good events where you think we might be appreciated or, if you would like to run an event yourself or take a stall to one please get in touch.

Past Events

Glastonbury Festival 2014 and Glastonbury Festival 2015
June 2014 and June 2015

2014 saw our first stall at the world-famous Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts. And we returned again in 2015 to sell more of our Peruvian goodies, and recruit volunteers to go out to Arequipa. Here’s hoping we’ll see you there again in 2016!

Bristol Steiner School Christmas Fair
Saturday 23rd November 2014

We made a return to the Bristol Steiner School, and sold a herd of alpacas (mini ones, of course!) to kids and adults alike!

Party in the Park – Golden Hill Sports Club, Bristol
Saturday 13th September 2014

This was a fundraiser for a local sports club in Bristol, brought to our attention by a previous volunteer.

WOMAD 2013 and 2014
July 2013 and July 2014

We returned to WOMAD again in 2013 and 2014 to raise awareness of both Pachawawas and Traveller Not Tourist. We raffled off a beloved djembe drum and Larry the Llama, all the while raising lots of money for the orphanage build!

Claremont School Christmas Fair
Thursday 15th November 2012. Claremont Secondary School, Redland Court Road, Redland, Bristol, Bs6 7EH

Get ready for Christmas or just wrap yourself up warm! We have lots of socks, legwarmers, hats and gloves at £5, jumpers from £15 and stocking fillers starting at £1.50. Come along and support Claremont School and the orphanage

Thursday 26th – Monday 30th July 2012. Charlton Park, Wiltshire, UK.

WOMAD, which stands for “World Of Music And Dance” is an International Music Festival held in Charlton Park, Wiltshire.

We had a pitch in the Main Arena and stocked up on some amazing clothes, accessories and other handicrafts from Peru.

We got some beautiful mini moo cards made up for the occasion (high quality cards half the height of a normal business card and the same length with 100 different photos to choose from!) and gave out over one and a half thousand of them to interested punters. We sold masses of stock (especially our gorgeous Peruvian style high tops) and had a brilliant time. We will definitely be booking this one for next year!

See the photos and write up here.

Saturday 4th August 2012. St George Park, Bristol, UK

Redfest is a local festival in the Redfield area of Bristol. It actually runs from the 1st with various events taking place throughout the week. The main festival however, takes place in the park on the Saturday and we were there with bells on!

In 2011 we had a great time dancing around to all the great tunes (our pitch was directly behind the stage) and luring the children into the stall with our finger puppets.

And 2012 was just as much fun! The festival organisers had really pushed the boat out to make the event bigger and better than the year before. After initially being given a bit of a rubbish pitch, we managed to get moved just in the nick of time and ended up right opposite the front of the main stage this time. Brilliant!

Stall at St Werburghs City Farm Fair
Saturday 16 June 2012

A great (though rather damp) day was had by all. We made some great contacts and sold a few jumpers and had fun doing so.

Find out more about the farm here.

Developing Peru: Journeys of Inspiration
Saturday 12 & Sunday 13 May 2012
“The Electric Parlour” (previously Cyril Dark’s), 191-193 Church Road, Redfield, Bristol

Two artists presented captivating photographic interpretations of their experiences in Peru, including images of the amazing children they met while volunteering at Flora Tristan English School and the Casa Hogar Luz Alba Orphanage. We also had a few stalls including “Herbs to help”, Sundara Face and Body Painting, the Pachawawas Cafe and, of course, the lovely Pachawawas stall.

Check out and to find out more about the photographers involved

Stall at the Bristol Steiner School Advent Fair
Bristol Steiner School, Redland, Bristol, BS6 6UX. Saturday 19 November 2011

We met some lovely people and had a great day in the rambling old building the Steiner School operates in. We were on the top floor so we all got a great workout carrying the boxes up and down!

Pachawawas 2011 AGM,
Bristol, 5th October 2011
Our second ever AGM. We told our members what we have been up to and asked them to vote on new Policies, re-elect our Trustees and tell us what they have been doing and how they would like to be involved in the future.

Alison and Steve’s Wedding, 
30th July 2011

Steve and Alison volunteered at the orphanage in Peru in 2010 and were so touched by the children there that they decided to ask their wedding guests to donate money towards building the new orphanage instead of giving them gifts. They created a page on a wedding website to explain all this to their guests and the donations soon started coming in…and coming in…and coming in!
Funds raised: £3,980

Bristol, 10th September 2011
Great community feel and awesome music at this event. Our stall was right behind the main stage so that was fun!
Funds raised: £70 

Bristol, 10th July 2011
A great event in St Andrew’s Park, this time with our own gazebo, a new table and some great new display items which allowed us to improve our layout. Loads of people signed up for more information and there was lots of interest in the jumpers and finger puppets especially! See the photos here…
Funds raised: £254

St Werburgh’s City Farm Fair
Bristol, 11th June 2011
This was our first attempt at a stall at a summer fair. Several volunteers turned up to help and a good day was had by all. As well as giving information about our projects, we also sold some lovely Peruvian products.
Funds raised: £150