NU Students Fundraise For Peruvian Orphanage While Studying Abroad
Niagara University students are committed to making a difference in the lives of others, whenever and – the operative term here – wherever they are needed.
That explains why seniors Ryan Hanley, Denae James, James Mackey, Stephanie Soos and Mickayla Williams have launched an online fundraising campaign for the Caritas Felices orphanage while studying abroad in Peru.
Caritas Felices is a private, nongovernment-funded orphanage in Pachacamac, Peru, for girls under age 18 who have been sexually abused and/or are living in extreme poverty. There are currently 25 girls sharing three bedrooms and three bathrooms in the home, which also contains a small library, tutoring area and chapel.
The women who run the orphanage rely on donations as well as income derived from selling homemade bracelets, pillows and cookies made by the residents.
The NU students have visited the girls a few times since arriving in Peru on May 19. Each time, they brought lunch and clothing and spent time engaging in fellowship.