Our Team in Peru

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Our Team in Peru

8 Nov , 2017   Gallery


Cody & Danitza Residential Managers of the Pura Vida Shelter As residential managers of the Cusco shelter they administer the day to day operations and live at the shelter.  They are passionate about the privilege to work with the young women of Pura Vida as role models, mentors and surrogate parents.  Working with Pura Vida…

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A Christmas to Remember

28 Dec , 2016   Gallery


This year the Pura Vida Christmas campaign was a huge success, we met new people and the communities they live in.  We were able to raise $2,130 and it consisted of two full days of giving out presents and food.  The first day we traveled to an altitude of almost 15,000 feet above sea level…

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Yoni’s Journey to Canada

13 Dec , 2016   Gallery


Yoni has been living in the Pura Vida Shelter in Peru for almost 6 years.  At 11 years old her mother passed away and because she was living in an alcoholic family environment her and her 8 siblings got separated after the death of her mother.  She was the only one who stayed with her…

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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…

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A business man’s decision to help.

1 Feb , 2016   Gallery

KVFS post #3

Darril Beninger is an investment funds advisor for Manulife Securities and an insurance sales specialist.  He has been in the business since 1986, and with his wife by his side they were able to build Kootenay Valley Financial Services into a successful and very locally involved business located in the historic town of Nelson, BC….

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A Christmas of Giving

6 Jan , 2016   Gallery

Christmas 2015 webpage #43

This year The Pura Vida Foundation was able to accomplish the biggest Christmas campaign since they started this initiative in 2010.  We were able to make this year so special with the help of Sam Baio and Valhalla Pure in Nelson by kicking starting it off with an amazing donation and from there we received…

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A friendship between schools

16 Dec , 2015   Gallery

Kindergarden CayCai #17

Ever since we touched down in Cusco, Peru we have been working with several communities to see the possibilities for our Christmas campaign 2015.  And before we left Canada the Grade 1 class from Rosemont Elementary School where the daughter of the founders of The Pura Vida Foundation studies, took time out of their day to…

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“The Beginning 2015”

10 Dec , 2015   Gallery

Dec 10, Christmas in Pisac #10

Our Christmas adventure of 2015 has begun.  The Pura Vida Family visited the community of Paru Paru, in Cusco, Peru.  This small but beautiful community has opened its doors to The Pura Vida Family.  And on the 22nd of December we will give 180 Andean children a christmas they won’t forget.  Thanks to the generosity…

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The Two Dollar Campaign

30 Nov , 2015  

The Two Dollar Campaign

This December we are kicking off the holiday season with a very simple but very impactful campaign.  The two dollar campaign is something everyone can help with.  For only $2!!! That is all, only $2 to change the life of a girl facing sexual exploitation and abuse as I write this!  Please take 5 minutes,…

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Pura Vida and 8.1.2 teaming up

16 Nov , 2015  


  Nathan Beninger a representative of The Pura Vida Foundation made his annual fundraising trip to Waterloo, Ontario in September 2015.  Not only was this a learning and networking trip, Nathan had the pleasure of meeting the Co-owner of 8.1.2 Leather, Darshan Patel.  8.1.2 is an idea that quickly transformed into a passion for social…


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