Alma’s Students


Rodrigo’s Mom

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, […]


World Peace Day at Alma

September 21st is the United Nation’s International Day of Peace, also known as World Peace Day. Alma’s projects focus not only on critical and creative thinking but on harmonious values as well. And when we follow the trails of values such as honesty, respect, generosity, and taking care of the environment and people around you, we […]


Congratulations Karina

A month ago we heard the great news that one of our Alma Alumni girls, Karina, was accepted on a full scholarship to study Environmental Engineering at the University of Medellin in Colombia! Her acceptance in the government sponsored Beca 18 program, which covers 100% of tuition, school supplies, travel, and room and board for […]


Meet Gabriel from Manos Unidos

When I was at Camino Nuevo (run by our partner Manos Unidas) in Cusco last Fall I met this really cute little guy named Gabriel. Gabriel came to Camino Nuevo on his mother’s back when he was three years old and not yet talking. His Mom begged the teachers to teach him to talk. Apparently […]


4 New Boys in Manos Unidas Project

James, Yoshua, Milton and Fabrizio were the four newest participants of our Inclusion program, starting the full inclusion program at CEIP “Piagetano” in the 5 year old class in March. Three of the four boys are on the autism spectrum with a range of cognitive and social abilities. The experience confirmed our theory of ” […]


Meet Veronica from Mosoq Runa

Veronica is in 6th grade and has been living in Mosoq Runa for four years now with her two brothers. When Veronica first arrived, her academic level was very low. With the support provided, her overall level has been improving, although her reading comprehension improving less rapidly. Recently, Veronica has been attending the academic reinforcement […]


Meet Melanie and Maribel from Manos Unidos

Meet Melanie (6 years old) and Maribel (7 years old) who are included for their first year in Velasco Astete 2nd grade classroom. Melanie and Maribel both came to Camino Nuevo with little to no verbal speech, very shy immersed in their own worlds. Neither child took notice in the other children or showed interest in interacting […]


Meet Alexandra and Roger from Centro Yanay

Ver abajo texto original en Español. Alexandra Pompilla This girl was captured by the police for human trafficking.  According to her life story she was abandoned by her mother, together with her five siblings. She was the second-born and her older sister had a baby at age 16, and she also left her son in […]


Meet Pamela and Osman

Alalay is one of our partner projects in Bolivia.  Alalay supports over 120 street kids, aged 6 to 14, offering them a place to live, and helps them re-enter the school system by providing academic support, as well as uniforms and school materials. Pamela and Osman are two of Alalay’s students. Pamela Pamela is a pretty […]


meet one of our kids

AVELINO HUAMAN POMA , Avelino is a 6 year old Patacancha native, over many times that I have visited Patacancha, I have seen him wandering around the trout farm, quiet but happy, just watching how the trout move and swim. I have spoken with him on some occasions, and asked him, what do you want […]


A Family Case Study: Marina

By Julia Vanderham Co-Founder, Kiya Survivors Marina is a girl from Yanahura, between Urubamba and Ollantaytambo. She lives with her parents and two siblings in a small house. The family is in extreme poverty because the father is an alcoholic and he does not work to support his family. Because the youngest sibling is only […]