Yoni’s Journey to Canada

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Yoni’s Journey to Canada

13 Dec , 2016   Gallery

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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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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  

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  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

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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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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

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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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