Holiday Wishes & Matching Funds #givingtuesday

This year, we’re inviting you to send your holiday greetings to the kids (and/or staff) in Peru. We’ll share your messages directly with Viviana, Avishai, and the Niños to fill the casa with love and joy from our Global Family.

In addition, your Giving Tuesday donations will be matched up to $1,750, thanks to a pledge from two of our generous donors!

Your contribution is also part of a beautiful holiday of selfless giving, designed to balance the energy of Black Friday. Namasté.

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The value of education

This quote describes so beautifully why we treasure education for our Niños.

“Because we are Quechua, because we speak our language and live according to our customs, and because we don’t know how to read and write, we live in the world of the night. We have no eyes, and we are invalids like the blind. In contrast, those who know how to read and write live in daylight. They have eyes. It is senseless to stay in the world of darkness because we must progress to be like those who go to school and have eyes. Going to school, we open our eyes, we awake.”

Peru: Inequality of Education for Indigenous Groups, the Neglected Class

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A Note From Our Volunteers

We’ve been so lucky to have Romy and Nitzan, a  beautiful Israeli couple, working with for six months. They arrived on the day we were departing for summer vacation with the kids and jumped straight into the van with us. This beautiful couple has eased our workload tremendously while leaving their mark on both the kids and the Casa. We will be so sorry to see them go in September. ~ Lauren

Here is a note directly from our beautiful volunteers, Nitzan and Romy

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Checking in with the Niños: Update from Viviana

Gratitude and Love to our Global Family for making possible that this garden of life blooms to the fullest! with your ongoing support, the children are able to continue nourishing their dreams and hopes for a good future, breaking the chain of abandonment, abuse, limitation, and poverty. Here’s what each of the kids is up to at the moment:

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Niños Del Sol has earned the Platinum Seal of Transparency from GuideStar

Great news!

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

Yes, we’re too expensive. Here’s why.

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.

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