Thank you Punahou High School, Hawaii
for the wonderful illustrative booklets!
Bridging the gap
Sonrisas en Peru, meaning “smiles in Peru” in Spanish, is a registered non-profit organization in Peru dedicated to improving the lives of under-privileged children and families in rural Peru. Poverty is deepest in remote rural areas. Millions of Peruvians – more than half the country’s people – struggle to survive, living below the poverty line. Close to 1/4 of them live in extreme poverty.
Working closely with impoverished communities, our organization prides itself on being a bridge for needy children and families to connect with a better quality of life. We want to break the continuous cycle of poverty that affects the rural poor by educating the children and helping choose a better future and destiny. We provide education through classes as well as basic necessities such as food, clothing, school supplies, textbooks, and financial assistance.