Nathan visited and photographed some of the most desperate areas of Latin America and the pictures became a source of inspiration. The brilliant smiles and hopeful eyes of some of the most destitute children of the world were enough to motivate him to do whatever he could to create change and give these children hope.
The Pura Vida Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that provides safe housing and life skill training for young women in Peru. The facility provides these girls with necessary life skills which foster confidence to thrive independently. The foundation was created as a response to inequality, abuse, and poverty experienced by these young women in their home country.
This approach to empowerment is key to developing self-sufficiency within these young women. Our focus is on each girl’s individual needs, both immediate and long term. Through the foundation, we are able to provide each girl with safe housing, rehabilitation, personal development, community involvement, leisure activities, and most important a safe, family environment.