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Friends of Chimbote is a faith-based organization dedicated to supporting programs that improve and transform the lives of the poor of Chimbote, Peru.

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Maria and Ali

Maria and Ali

Then and Now We first met Ali Salvador in March 2015. As we visited the home of his aunt Maria we were instantly struck by the bright smile of this boy as he prepared for school. His excitement was contagious and he shyly showed off his new shoes, part of the school...

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Challenges, Choices, and Dreams

Challenges, Choices, and Dreams

Challenges, Choices, and Dreams Marlon learned about challenges early in life. At the young age of seven, he was orphaned when both parents died after facing AIDS. He and his older sister lived together in a poor Chimbote neighborhood. When his sister decided to...

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Leslie Mendoza Bereche

Leslie Mendoza Bereche

The Power of Education As a small child, Leslie Mendoza Bereche watched as her parents sold coconuts at the market. It was often not enough to pay for the education of her and six older siblings, forcing them to take frequent breaks from school. Leslie’s mother longed...

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Beyond the Story

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