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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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Come Join The Conversation

20 Nov , 2015  


The Pura Vida Foundation is a registered charity in Canada, and on November 23 at 5:00pm we are asking the community of Nelson to come join us at 619A Front Street, Nelson BC to talk about future plans for our foundation.  The topics will vary from our annual christmas drive for the andean children of…

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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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The Burns Family Paying it Forward

10 Nov , 2015   Gallery


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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SJU in Peru

15 Oct , 2015  


The SJU trip is an annual trip that the Saint Jerome’s University makes to Peru.  This trip is made to show and educate the students on how life is, in a third world country.  The SJU group visits two non-profits working to better the lives of the Peruvian people.  The first stop is in Chiclayo…

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“Every Cup Has Its Story”

15 Oct , 2015   Video

SJU edited pics #26

The Documentary “Every cup has its story” was made in May 2015.  Nathan Beninger from the Pura Vida Foundation teamed up with local film maker Jeremy Grant to make a small film on a local Peruvian Non-Profit called Cafe Femenino.  This month long journey through the jungles of Peru was made possible by Saint Jeromes…

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Nathan Beninger’s TEDx Talk

26 Apr , 2015   Video


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

St jeromes trip #9

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   Video

Ricardo 2015 #2

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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