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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   Video

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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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