Our Casa was recently graced with a very special presence. Rebecca Schisler, who is an artist, mindfulness educator, and youth mentor, brought a group of 30 energetic and talented teens from France into our space and they created magic.Continue reading “Artist in the house!”
Last year, we had our most effective campaign ever on a platform called “Rootfunding.” This platform allows our supporters to each set up their own fundraising page and commit to finding 10 friends who are willing to donate $25/month each.Continue reading “The Niños Need You”
Niños Del Sol has earned the Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar. This is the highest level of recognition from the world’s largest source of nonprofit information.
We’ve been working very hard to make sure your donations are treated with the utmost respect and care. We’re doing it for you, but we’re very proud to have this recognition of our work from Guidestar.
To reach the Platinum level, we added extensive information to our Nonprofit Profile: basic contact and organizational information; in-depth financial information; quantitative information about goals, strategies, and progress toward our mission.
To learn more about GuideStar Platinum, visit guidestar.org/platinum.
A few weeks ago, we were turned down for a large donation because our cost per child is too high.
We were disappointed, of course, and we looked into what the average cost per child is for orphanages in countries like Peru to see if we could move our program closer to that expectation.
What we learned made us commit even harder to our program exactly as it is, and here’s why.Continue reading “Yes, we’re too expensive. Here’s why.”
As a donor, you are always invited to visit us in the Sacred Valley!Continue reading “You’re our family — please come visit!”
Dear Global Family,
The year is well on its way! We have all children returning to school after having a great ending to their summer’s vacation thanks to your generous support.Continue reading “An update for our supporters from Viviana, our Executive Director”
At this stage in their lives, things change so fast it makes our heads spin! But here’s a quick snapshot of what all our Niños are up to right now.Continue reading “Niños Update”
Every day we are so grateful to our donors (and especially to Hayley Dickson and friends) who helped us replace our failing van with this wonderful truck last year.
The truck has been perfect for hauling the older kids’ things to the apartment in Cusco so they can begin the next step of their life journey.Continue reading “Our New Truck!”
Avishai and Viviana have moved their retreat offerings to a new location — Samana Wasi Hostel.
Samana Wasi is a gorgeous, well-established hotel above Urubamba. It offers a beautiful yoga space, an island with a fire pit accessible by foot bridge, a swimming pool, and lush scenery.Continue reading “A New Home for Retreats”
We’re getting a washing machine!
Erika and her group from Telluride Yoga Festival have worked together to send the funds we needed. Avishai, Rusbel, Luis and I (along with Kiwicha and Layla) went shopping on Tuesday for the machine and picked out a doozy. We’re so excited!Continue reading “We’re getting a washing machine!”
We got approved at the last minute for a HipGive campaign, which puts us in line for $50,000 in matching donations on #givingtuesday. When you donate through the link on this page, your donation will be DOUBLED!Continue reading “Your Giving Tuesday Donation Could Be Doubled!”
We’re often asked what items the Niños need. Here’s our current wish list.Continue reading “Our Current Wishlist”
We’re looking for a few heroic individuals to act as fundraisers for Niños Del Sol. Will you help?Continue reading “Can you help us?”
Support the U.S. Board
Nearly all of our financial support is managed through the U.S. Board, which is made up of five volunteers who give as much time as we can. The board is rich with ideas but short on manpower. We need help coordinating our fundraising activities, social media, newsletters, etc.Continue reading “We Need Volunteers in the U.S.!”