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Review for Peruvian Hearts, Golden, CO, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

Peruvian Hearts is a unique organization that is doing transformative work with young women in Cusco, Peru. Peruvian Hearts works to end poverty and gender inequality by educating young women and creating community leaders. The young women are provided with complete scholarships for secondary and university level education in addition to leadership and empowerment classes and mentorship to give them personal support. All of these factors create a powerful combination that gives them the tools to change their lives and break the cycle of poverty for themselves and their families. The families of Peruvian Hearts Scholars have become part of the empowerment network through group meetings and tools that can help them better support their daughters as they study and work hard to change their own lives.

Peruvian Hearts is making a difference in the lives of its scholars and the girls who participate. The impact and ripples of change from this work will be felt for generations to come by the girls in the program, their siblings and other family members, and the lives they touch as they go forward into positions of leadership within their communities. These bright and caring young women are deeply committed to passing on their opportunities and learning to other young women as mentors and role models.

I have been inspired on a personal level by the strength and determination, heart and compassion our girls demonstrate on a daily basis. My involvement with this work has given me a sense of purpose beyond my life in Colorado. I believe that the empowerment of young women can change the world and it is a privilege and honor to be a part of a group that is working tirelessly to that end .

Role:  Board Member