Our Target for this Year

To Support Our Projects in 2017, we’re hoping to raise 150k

$12,844.06 Raised Goal: $150,000

Latest Donations

Special thanks to our most recent contributors and supporters

  • Meghan Beatty


  • Stacey MacDonald


  • Miriam Keyes


  • Mark Dickieson


  • Anonymous


How can you help?

Join us in Aiding Families and Youth in Peru

Founded in 2005, the Pura Vida Foundation (meaning Pure Life in Spanish) is a Registered Charity in Canada, concentrating on some of the most desperate areas of Latin America. The Foundation's mission is to improve the lives of children and youth primarily in Peru through fostering healthy and supportable living.


Project News & Updates

Browse photos, videos and editorial of what we've been working on

Photos and Videos, Pura Vida News

Days for Girls in Cusco, Peru

5 Jul , 2016   Gallery

Christmas 2015 webpage #29

In 2015 The Pura Vida Foundation crossed paths with Days for Girls through mutual friends.  There was an instant connection and understanding between both organizations because they are both focused on helping and empowering young impoverished women who are living in severe poverty.  Days for Girls are working together to provide girls and new mothers…

Photos and Videos, Project Updates, Pura Vida News

Power By You steps up

14 Jun , 2016   Gallery

PBY event final #9

This past weekend June 12th, Power By You held an event Burpees for Charity at their local gym.  This event’s goal was to work out for the young women living at the Pura Vida Shelter in Cusco, Peru.  The idea was to raise awareness to the growing problem in Peru with child prostitution and violence…

Photos and Videos, Pura Vida News

Saint Jerome’s University Visit 2016

17 May , 2016   Gallery

SJU 2016 #21

For the past 7 years the SJU Peru group of students have been coming to Cusco, Peru to visit and learn more about the problems and solutions The Pura Vida Foundation deals with on a daily basis.  Over these years we have grown together and have flourished more and more each trip, and this year…

Photos and Videos, Pura Vida News

Burpees for charity

27 Apr , 2016   Gallery

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The athletes of Power By You are teaming up with the Pura Vida Foundation to fight for women’s rights in Peru and around the world.  The Pura Vida Foundation is based in Peru and has their own shelter that is the home to exploited and severely abused young women. Their hope is to break down…

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