From Sponsored Child to Public Prosecutor

Although Jessica had always been among the top students in her class, she had no option but to become a street vendor after finishing high school. Today, she is a Public Prosecutor.

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Child Survival Program: Building Trust and a Better Tomorrow

The question to measure the success of interventions to the poor is, “Did the person delivering the service and the person receiving the service build trust in each other?”

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Global Food Crisis: Hope in the Midst of Turmoil

After a two-hour bus trip through chaotic traffic, I arrive at a child development center located in the northwestern part of Lima City. The center is in a quiet place far from the noisy avenues, although the homes of squatters surround the church […]

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Child Survival: A Story From Peru

It’s hard to believe my boy, Edison, is 13 months now. He’s toddling around the house at different speeds with various amounts of control, experimenting with new and unusual crash techniques. It’s quite entertaining. He can talk now, too. Hat, […]

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Easter in Peru

To talk about Easter is to talk about Christianity, and to talk about Easter in Peru is to talk about a variety of traditions in the country. The most common traditions began during the colonial times when the Spaniards brought their culture, and their […]

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Best Employee of the Month

As the kitchen door opens, a young man neatly dressed in a chef outfit emerges carrying a bowl of warm spaghetti and wearing a wide smile of self-confidence. Although he began cooking only six months before, he carries himself like an experienced cook.

“After finishing high school, I was not sure what career to choose, so I decided to write down all the things I like best and found out that the best option for me is tourism and hotel administration,” says Waldo, a 21-year old Leadership Development Program student who is breaking the cycle of poverty by studying at a university in Lima City.

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