Asociación Sol y Luna: Inspiration & Commitment

The holiday season is a time that inspires giving, selflessness. These are values that we at COLTUR Peru are continually mindful of,and therefore are extremely proud to work with a group of people that embody these virtues not only during the holidays but actually 365 day of the year.

The Sol y Luna Association, philanthropic arm of the Sol y Luna Hotel, operates in Cuzco Urubamba Valley, is firmly commited, through education, to empower and improve the lives of local children

We kindly invite you to join us in recognizing their generous efforts.

The Sol y Luna Association was founded when Petit and Franz arrived to Peru more than 15 years ago. The couple, from France and Switzerland respectively, have made Peru their home since then. They have always given back to various local schools and sponsored cultural and sporting events for children and native communities in Peru’s remote Andes. Petit and Franz’s luxurious Sol y Luna Lodge in the Sacred Valley provided the means for the altruistic endeavors.

The organization is now officially structured. In actuality 37 staff members comprising a team of professional teachers, therapists, cooks, psychologists, and strong leaders work at the school, founded in 2009, with over 160 children from more than 120 families. These come from 11 diverse and often remote communities, encouraged into social integration and personal development through small group interactions and personalized support. English and Quechua language courses are taught to promote global learning and reassure pride in their heritage. Bi-monthly field trips ensure the children appreciate the undeniable treasures of their homeland.
All children receive medical care, psychological and language therapy, as well as food and education. Kids with disabilites additionally are benefited with transportation and physical therapy. All those who wish to become hospitality professionals are encouraged to participate in Sol y Luna Association’s Hotel-School Program linked with the lodge for real-life training.
Full and partial scholarships sponsor 92% of the students. During the week, those from furthest away stay in one of the two group homes owned by the organization Semillas de Jesús (Seeds of Jesus). Sol y Luna assumes all administrative and maintenance-related expenses financed with generous donations, 100% of which goes back to the children’s needs.

To support and contribute to Asociación SOL Y LUNA reach Petit Miribel directly by calling (51) 984 700 272 or emailing petit@hotelsolyluna.com and to Clementine Flack at (51) 999 933 353 or emailing clementine@colegiosolyluna.com