A Revolutionary Children’s Home in Peru’s Sacred Valley
Niños del Sol is a children’s home in Peru where a group of children — all survivors of trauma, abuse, and neglect — are being raised as a family.
A Revolution in Love and Healing
At Niños del Sol, these kids are raised in a home filled with love where they can heal, grow, and receive the tools they need to break the negative cycles in their families for all future generations.
We’re not just sheltering orphans — we’re raising the leaders of tomorrow.
Our kids learn through chores, yoga, meditation, music, and group experiences under the supervision of long-term staff who care deeply about them. We know they are healing when we see them treat one another with kindness and respect, and when they succeed in school. Most of our kids are at the top of their classes.
Our Executive Director, Viviana Martinez, has a background in both transpersonal psychology and Kundalini yoga. Our Associate Director, Avishai Pearlson, has taught mindfulness and worked with youth for decades. Under their direction, we are gently guiding the children into adulthood as they heal.
Our kids know how to grow food organically and take turns preparing nourishing meals.
Yoga, mindfulness, and meditation help them deal with the pressures of adolescence and young adulthood.
100% of our funding comes from a loving community of individual donors like you. Our donors love celebrating the kids’ success with us as they grow into young adults.
Help our college students get new laptops!
Peru has been hit harder than any country in the world by COVID-19, and vaccines are still hard to get. Our kids will be studying remotely for a while to come, and their aging laptops are an obstacle to learning.
Please help us give them better tools!