The Smiles of the Pura Vida Shelter

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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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