An Andean Christmas in Peru

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An Andean Christmas in Peru

12 Apr , 2015   Gallery

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Since 2009 The Pura Vida Foundation has been bringing christmas to some of the most impoverished communities in Peru.  We know giving a small gift, clothes, and food isn’t a solution to poverty.  But our hopes are that these amazing children feel appreciated and special during a time that most of us around the world…

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From the Bottom of our Hearts We Thank You

6 Apr , 2015  

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For the past 10 years The Pura Vida Foundation has been able to complete numerous projects through out Peru thanks to the generous donations from YOU.  We have been able to open and maintain a shelter for exploited, abandoned, and abused young girls THANKS TO YOU.  None of this could have been possible with out…

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Our Trip to Manchu Picchu

6 Apr , 2015   Gallery

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In the spring of 2014 The Pura Vida Shelter was able to take all the kids up to Manchu Picchu for an amazing trip.  Because tourism has grown so much in the past 10 years in Cusco and the surrounding areas, it has made it very difficult for locals to visit the history of their…

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The Smiles of the Pura Vida Shelter

6 Apr , 2015   Gallery

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When the Pura Vida Foundation first arrived in Peru, our hopes were to just provide support to exciting local shelters.  But after years of experiencing such disregard for these amazing young girls, we decided that something had to be done.  So in 2008 we opened the first Pura Vida Women’s Shelter for exploited, abused, and…

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The Pura Vida’s Dreams for the Future

5 Apr , 2015   Gallery

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In May 2013 The Pura Vida Foundation was able to purchase a 3,660 square meter piece of land in a rural community 2 hours from Cusco, Peru.  This new facility will be able to house and rehabilitate up to 50 kids at any given time.  We are also planning on using this new facility to…

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Mental and Physical Health for the Impoverished

5 Apr , 2015   Gallery

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When the Foundation arrived to Peru our goal was to experience and talk with as many social service facility’s and programs as we could.  While working at a government run shelter and orphanage, we also visited and volunteered at several hospitals.  We were able to work and experience three different hospitals in Cusco.  A mental…

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The Forgotten Faces of Peru

4 Apr , 2015   Gallery

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Very similar to our work at a government run shelter for young girls.  The Foundation spent its first 4 years in Peru, working and supporting an orphanage for abandoned and abused young children.  Getting to know these amazing kids changed and motivated The Foundation to work even harder to find support for the Andean children…

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The Faces of Human Trafficking

4 Apr , 2015   Gallery

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When the Pura Vida Foundation traveled to Peru for the first time in 2006.  Our hopes were to document and photograph the indigenous people of Cusco.  But we were introduced to a shelter for exploited and abused young girls.  And from that first day getting to know the kids living in that shelter we knew…

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The Andean Children of Peru

3 Apr , 2015   Gallery

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Ever since the Pura Vida Foundation touched down in Peru, we have been increasingly aware of abuse and trafficking of young girls that is occurring in these severely impoverished communities.  Since 2009 the foundation has been working extensively with some of these Andean Communities.  This work consists of us talking with community leaders to learn…

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