Our Team in Peru

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Our Team in Peru

8 Nov , 2017   Gallery

Cody & Danitza Residential Managers of the Pura Vida Shelter As residential managers of the Cusco shelter they administer the day to day operations and live at the shelter.  They are passionate about the privilege to work with the young women of Pura Vida as role models, mentors and surrogate parents.  Working with Pura Vida…

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A Christmas to Remember

28 Dec , 2016   Gallery

This year the Pura Vida Christmas campaign was a huge success, we met new people and the communities they live in.  We were able to raise $2,130 and it consisted of two full days of giving out presents and food.  The first day we traveled to an altitude of almost 15,000 feet above sea level…

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Yoni’s Journey to Canada

13 Dec , 2016   Gallery

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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Days for Girls in Cusco, Peru

5 Jul , 2016   Gallery

In 2015 The Pura Vida Foundation crossed paths with Days for Girls through mutual friends.  There was an instant connection and understanding between both organizations because they are both focused on helping and empowering young impoverished women who are living in severe poverty.  Days for Girls are working together to provide girls and new mothers…

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Power By You steps up

14 Jun , 2016   Gallery

This past weekend June 12th, Power By You held an event Burpees for Charity at their local gym.  This event’s goal was to work out for the young women living at the Pura Vida Shelter in Cusco, Peru.  The idea was to raise awareness to the growing problem in Peru with child prostitution and violence…

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Saint Jerome’s University Visit 2016

17 May , 2016   Gallery

For the past 7 years the SJU Peru group of students have been coming to Cusco, Peru to visit and learn more about the problems and solutions The Pura Vida Foundation deals with on a daily basis.  Over these years we have grown together and have flourished more and more each trip, and this year…

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Burpees for charity

27 Apr , 2016   Gallery

The athletes of Power By You are teaming up with the Pura Vida Foundation to fight for women’s rights in Peru and around the world.  The Pura Vida Foundation is based in Peru and has their own shelter that is the home to exploited and severely abused young women. Their hope is to break down…

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A business man’s decision to help.

1 Feb , 2016   Gallery

Darril Beninger is an investment funds advisor for Manulife Securities and an insurance sales specialist.  He has been in the business since 1986, and with his wife by his side they were able to build Kootenay Valley Financial Services into a successful and very locally involved business located in the historic town of Nelson, BC….

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A Christmas of Giving

6 Jan , 2016   Gallery

This year The Pura Vida Foundation was able to accomplish the biggest Christmas campaign since they started this initiative in 2010.  We were able to make this year so special with the help of Sam Baio and Valhalla Pure in Nelson by kicking starting it off with an amazing donation and from there we received…

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A friendship between schools

16 Dec , 2015   Gallery

Ever since we touched down in Cusco, Peru we have been working with several communities to see the possibilities for our Christmas campaign 2015.  And before we left Canada the Grade 1 class from Rosemont Elementary School where the daughter of the founders of The Pura Vida Foundation studies, took time out of their day to…

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