Alma empowers children in Latin America by providing education projects which develop critical thinking, encourage creativity and improve reading comprehension. We currently have 29 education projects in Peru and Bolivia.
This year, 2018, we are managing projects in remote, rural indigenous communities in the Cusco province of Peru, the Lorreto (jungle) province of Peru and the Beni (jungle) region of Bolivia.
Over the years we have encountered individuals or very small organizations doing unique and meaningful work with marginalized children in urban areas of Peru and Bolivia. We manage several projects in conjunction with these partners whereby we sponsor the educational component of their work.
Our long-term goal is to help educate the young people in our communities so that our work is eventually not needed. Every project has an expected outcome and timeframe. When there is a potential revenue source, the project can be self-sustaining within three to four years, and where we have partnered with the Ministry of Education we also aim to have our support ended (and the Ministry fully committed) within three years. As such, we have successfully “completed” many projects.