Maria and Ali

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...
Challenges, Choices, and Dreams

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....
Leslie Mendoza Bereche

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....
Strength to Carry On

Strength to Carry On

Strength to Carry On Strength to Carry On My name is Maritza Isabel Arévalo Capristano, I was born on October 13, 1985 in a household with strict parents; I am currently 33 years old. At 17, I started my own family with my husband, Carlos Rojas. Our children are Jairo...
Sew Happy

Sew Happy

Sew Happy Sew Happy Friends of Chimbote is a catalyst for new beginnings. There’s nothing we love more than sharing photos and stories of transformations. Our latest beautiful new beginning story is that of Elsa Luz Chavez Sifuentes. Born in 1974, Elsa grew up near...
VIDEO STORIES: Life In Chimbote

VIDEO STORIES: Life In Chimbote

VIDEO STORIES: Life In Chimbote VIDEO STORIES: Life In Chimbote  Words and even pictures cannot fully capture the stories and lives impacted through our Mission in Chimbote, Peru.  We are pleased to take you on a 4,000 mile journey into the mission and the lives of...
Magali Verguaray Capristano

Magali Verguaray Capristano

Magali Verguaray Capristano Magali Verguaray Capristano Magali Verguaray Capristano lives in Nuevo Chimbote with her three children ages 11, 9 and 6. Her humble home is constructed of recycled materials including woven reeds, cardboard and plastic sheets. Magali, her...

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