The Burns Family Paying it Forward

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The Burns Family Paying it Forward

10 Nov , 2015   Gallery

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In 2013, the Pura Vida Foundation opened their doors to two volunteers from St. Jerome’s University who had previously visited the Pura Vida shelter on a service learning experience. Jess Burns and Bess Mitchell worked together to help a young boy named Ricardo, who was born without part of one leg, find a new prosthetic…

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Nathan Beninger’s TEDx Talk

26 Apr , 2015  

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In Septemer 2014, Nathan Beninger from the Pura Vida Foundation was privileged to have the chance to do a talk for the TEDx community.  The talk was about the work and dedication of the Pura Vida Foundation’s commitment to bring social change to the country of Peru.  It goes over many different topics from the…

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A Pura Vida trip to St. Jerome’s

26 Apr , 2015   Gallery

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In October 2014, The Pura Vida Foundation was invited to St. Jerome’s University to do a series of talks and a fundraiser.  It was so special to see a community of amazing students dedicated in social change.  Since 2009 The Pura Vida Foundation and St. Jerome’s University have had an incredible partnership.  They help us…

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Ricardo’s first step

26 Apr , 2015  

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In 2012 The Pura Vida Foundation teamed up with the St. Jerome’s University to give a young boy and his family a gift of a lifetime.  We gave him the ability to live a normal life by lifting a tremendous burden off his shoulders, the ability to walk.  In 2012 we were able to give…

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Upgrade for Ricardo – 2015

26 Apr , 2015   Gallery

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In 2012 we were able to give Ricardo and his family the good news that we found a group of students from St. Jerome’s University in Waterloo, Canada to provide him with a new prosthetic leg every two years.  Because this young boy and his family live in extreme poverty it was almost impossible for them…

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How we changed a boy’s life forever

19 Apr , 2015   Gallery

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In 2010 The Pura Vida Foundation filmed the life of a young boy named Ricardo.  Ricardo was born with out his left leg and also was born into a life of poverty, abuse and neglect.  A short time after, a group of students came to visit The Pura Vida Shelter, and during their trip we…

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A 5 year old girl giving christmas to others

19 Apr , 2015   Gallery

Faces of Christmas #5

This year like past years we were able to bring christmas to some of the most impoverished areas in Peru.  This year was extra special for us because our 5 year old daughter came to give out gifts, clothes, and food to more than 500 kids.  She has experienced christmas in Peru before, but this…

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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

Trip to Machu Picchu #24

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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