I, Maria, am a native of Trujillo, and along with my husband Rod, we founded Los Andes Mission in an attempt to better the life of these unfortunates that you read about above.
Amidst this setting, Los Andes Mission has established a community center from where we coordinate our humanitarian activities and services. Here local kids can play ping-pong or foosball, or engage in a host of other activities unavailable elsewhere in the community.
So our community center is the only facility of this type in this extremely poor part of town. We also provide meals for kids ages 8 to 16.
Local kids participate in activities such as art classes, English classes, Bible knowledge, physical education, celebrations for them and their families. We offer each child Christian values that will steer them away from a life of drugs and crime and that will motivate them to be a productive citizen.