Westfalia is a non-government orphanage dedicated to helping around 100 children; orphans, victims of family violence and abuse, abandoned, or homeless. Westfalia is essentially a small village situated in the dry, dusty hills of Cieneguilla about 90 minutes from downtown Lima, Peru. It provides housing, education, and psychological assistance to children with serious emotional development problems, who have suffered a state of material and moral abandonment. The orphanage provides an educational system based on a family model which allows the children to interact and maintain close relations with their new family and integrate into society again.
Westfalia receives no money from the Peruvian government and relies on donations and support to operate. Although not enough for the almost 100 kids, the village grows its own fruit and vegetables, has animals for food (pigs and guinea pigs) and for the children’s social development (ducks, llamas and rabbits) and also runs workshops of crafts and gardening.
Westfalia has been one of the main projects for Sonrisasenperu.org and we sponsor ongoing classes such as English, swimming and dance lessons. We also sponsor educational and social excursions and regularly provide food, clothing, and materials.
Check out the projects that Sonrisasenperu.org have been involved with at Westfalia Orpanage