The Alma Community


Rodrigo’s Mom NEW

Who doesn’t love good news? When in a parents meeting in Monte Cristo recently, the mother and father of one of our students from last year’s project stood up and explained how their son, Rodrigo, got into nursing school earlier this year! Last year’s project in Monte Cristo had three areas of focus: computer science, […]


Meet Yhisel from Las Palmeras

  Yhisel is a three year old girl who attends the Las Palmeras pre-school. Yhisel was born in the city of Santa Cruz and has two older siblings. She currently lives in the community of Las Palmeras with her mom Francisca who is 35. Although Yhisel has always lived in an urban zone, she has […]


Meet Rodrigo from Monte Cristo

Rodrigo is a student who attended our secondary school project in Monte Cristo, Bolivia in 2-16. The information below was collected at the end of the 2016 academic year. Rodrigo was born on August 21, 2017, in the beautiful community of Monte Cristo. He studied both primary and secondary school in the small school of the […]


Meet Vidal from Las Palmeras

Vidal was born on September 5th, 2011 to Albina and Roberto. Both of Vidal’s parents are under the age of 30 years old. Vidal has one younger brother Yhon Oliver. Yhon and Vidal are always together taking care of each other. Vidal is a joyful and charismatic child. At home, he takes pride in being the […]


Meet Juliana from the Trinidad Centre for Special Needs

Juliana Catima Álvarez is an eight-year-old girl in first grade at the Trinidad Centre for Special Needs (TCS). She went to school for the first time in 2016. Juliana suffers from down syndrome and has communication problems since she cannot pronounce words. However, she is able to gesticulate very well to communicate. She is quiet […]


Meet Yhoselin Quispe Guarachi

Meet Yhoselin, a 9 years old currently attending our partner project Sariry in La Paz, Bolivia. Yhoselin is in the second grade. She has two older sisters and one older brother. All of her siblings are studying and are in charge of their two parents. Additionally, they work full days as public officials, thereby failing […]


Meet Yeraldine from Villa Alba

Yeraldine is a 5 year-old girl, from our early childhood stimulation program in Villa Alba. She is the third of four siblings. Her parents are Wilson and Yaneth. Yeraldine joined the Villa Alba program to support her learning when she was in the first grade. Prior to joining the program, Yeraldine had difficulty recognizing letters or numbers. […]


Supporting the 4% – Manos Unidas

Only 4% of children with special needs in Cusco receive formal education. Alma supports Manos Unidas because they are working to change this statistic every day. Started in 2008, they are the first non-profit education centre for children with special needs. As my sister had special needs, this cause has always been very close to […]


Alalay – a home for children

Alalay has been rescuing, housing and educating street kids for 26 years now. But they do a lot more: they offer a home for children who by definition do not have one. Today I visited both the girls and boys Alalay homes in La Paz Bolivia and as always was moved by the wonderful kids […]


Daniel’s Story from Alalay

My name is Daniel, my parents are Antonio Marco and my mother is Sandra Loayza Coronel. They are 50 and 45 years old. I also have a brother named James who I get along with very well. I love him. He is older than me so he stays in the Equino home and is in […]