Posted on | April 25, 2011 | 9 Comments
Living in Peru, you get used to things you consider “everyday” being hard – if not impossible – to find. In other cases, you might be able to find items you’re looking for but the prices are just ridiculously high.
Now, for a lot of things – say Cheddar cheese – you can get by. While it’s gotten easier to find in the last year or so, it’s still pretty expensive – so we just don’t buy it often. Or large size shoes – you learn to stock up when you go home so you don’t have to worry about it while you’re here.
But what do you do when you’ve got a new baby? You can’t really make runs back and forth every month to buy the items you need. And a lot of baby items in Peru – especially toys and strollers – are expensive.
That’s where La Ronda de los Niños has stepped in to help. La Ronda is a new store that buys and sells gently used baby items. Their philosophy is threefold:
- To help families save money by having products at a reasonable cost, and also by allowing families to sell the items they no longer need.
- To protect the environment by keeping baby items out of the landfill for as long as possible. In addition, they sell eco-friendly new items along with the second hand merchandise. You can find items like organic cotton clothing for the whole family.
- To help the less fortunate – to this end, they conduct sales to raise money to help out the kids at La Casa Hogar Los Gorriones.
There are a number of ways that you can purchase from La Ronda. The easiest is their online store, which is great for expat moms who may have a difficult time getting around Lima with a baby in arms. Make your purchase online, and they’ll deliver to you house within about 2 days.
If you prefer, you can go to the store – by appointment only. Finally, they have a large sale the last Saturday of every month. The next sale is this Saturday, the 30th of April, in Miraflores, Calle Enrique Palacios 758, in front of Papa John´s restaurant, Av. Comandante Espinar.
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