Wilder Benites — Home at Last

Wilder Benites — Home at Last

Wilder Benites — Home at Last When 17-year-old Wilder Benites woke on that fateful day in 1987, he had no inkling of the enormity of events that would begin to unfold. His family home, rapidly engulfed in fire, left Wilder with severe burns to his face, hands, and...
The Garden Project

The Garden Project

The Garden Project Earlier this year in Chimbote, ACAF began a new program for individuals living in the barrios.  The Garden Project offers residents a chance to aesthetically improve their environment and grow food to feed their families. Developing the plan ACAF...
First-time Visit Leaves Lasting Memories

First-time Visit Leaves Lasting Memories

First-time Visit Leaves Lasting Memories Reflections by Jody Jones, Group Leader from Blessed Sacrament Church, West Fargo, ND. About a year and a half ago I went to my first organizational meeting at Blessed Sacrament Church for a trip to Chimbote, Peru. I was a...
Blankets for Babies

Blankets for Babies

 From Left: Sue Fristad, Carrie Roberts, and Patty Reid  Quilters know well, a blanket made with love warms the heart as well as the body. It offers a special comfort no ordinary blanket will provide. Sisters, Patty Reid of Houston, Texas and Sue Fristad of Grand...
Welcome Home Sister Peggy!

Welcome Home Sister Peggy!

Sister Peggy arrived safe and sound in Fargo, ND on Sunday, June 7th accompanied by Sister Katherine Fennell, PBVM and Sister Maura De Crans, PBVM.  Prior to her return, she enjoyed a week of birthday celebrations and farewell parties in her beloved Chimbote. Hundreds...
Grand Opening of New Community Learning Center

Grand Opening of New Community Learning Center

Education is the bedrock of the Friends of Chimbote mission; always has been, always will be. That’s why it’s so exciting to announce the grand opening of ACAF’s community learning center—Centro de Aprendizaje Comunitario. Sister Peggy, Jorge Villar, the ACAF board...

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