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“Your Real Legacy is What You Give the World, Not What You Leave it.”

~ Philip McKernan


Believe In Youth Orphanage Update 2017

Believe in Youth Orphanage Update 2016

Current Project: Build Orphanage in Peru

The Children

The Peruvian government is trying to stop the illegal gold mining in the Amazon jungle and the child slavery that goes on there. Young children are kidnapped or traded by their families to these illegal camps and are unwillingly forced into sexual slavery.

We recently visited some of these rescued girls and they expressed their desperate desire for a safe and loving home, and the opportunity to learn a small skill in order to provide for themselves.

This is where the idea of building a sustainable orphanage was born, and why Pauline & Philip personally funded the building of an on-site bakery. Construction began in May, and upon completion, it will not only teach the children about entrepreneurship, but also help sustain the orphanage.

The Orphanage

There is an immediate need to raise funds that will be used to build an orphanage in Peru to save these young girls.

This past year we were able to secure a perfect location, nestled in the countryside of Cusco, Peru, where the children can run, play, swim in the creek, raise some chickens, and grow a garden.

This orphanage is an excellent opportunity for these girls (currently housed in an overpopulated Peruvian prison where they are treated poorly) to join a small family group, where for the first time in many of these children’s lives, they will finally be part of a loving and caring family.

This is an opportunity to come together and provide these girls with a loving home, nutritious food, some aftercare and counseling, education, the ability to learn a marketable skill or trade, and enrich their lives beyond measure.

A Philip McKernan Initiative