Sagrada Familia Orphanage

Sagrada Familia is an orphanage located approximately an hour north of Peru’s capital of Lima in a town called Ventanilla. The orphanage is home to more than 1,200 kids, ages newborn to 18-years-old. They also have adult helpers and counselors on site. Children in the home have either been abandoned or given up by their families because they can no longer care for them full time.

For sustainment, the orphanage has some chickens and a small vegetable garden, but the projects are minimal. Water sources are difficult to obtain, and are expensive for the home. A local T-shirt and recycling business provides for the children. The adults at the orphanage run the business; the kids are not involved with the labor. Instead the kids attend on-site schools, and some of the kids have grown up to become doctors and lawyers. We’re quite proud of our amazing kids!

A local Bible church has become interested in the community, and even brings a bus to the orphanage for service. Their minister works daily alongside the kids in the home, which has been an answer to prayer.

Working with our partners at Sagrada Familia, we hope to help make their home a little safer and a lot better. We hope to partner with them to help repair their kitchen, stairs, pews for the chapel, windows, playground, and general seating area. Additionally, we hope to help them with their daily struggles. Daily, Sagrada Familia struggles to provide food and education to the kids. Basic needs including medication, toiletries, shoes, cleaning household supplies, cleaning supplies, and school supplies are needed, and they could use your help.

Will you consider donating to Join the Journey today to help support Sagrada Familia? Our kids thank you!

History: Sagrada Familia began following a family tragedy. Many kids in Ventanilla are homeless and turn to begging on the streets. This dangerous practice is their way of life. Following his son’s tragic car accident, the owner visited a hospital where he encountered many of these “street kids.” The owner and his wife began taking in the homeless children. What began years ago has grown to more than 1,2000 kids.