The Bountiful Children’s Foundation recently hosted a NutriTour trip to Peru. A single mother took her three children with her and was able to crowd-fund nearly her entire trip. This is what she wrote to those who helped sponsor her:
“We wanted to Thank YOU for believing in our mission/cause, and trusting in us. We are so very grateful for the opportunity we had to assist the poverty-stricken areas of Choque Huancas, Juliaca, Puno, Lima, Cusco, Island Takila, and the floating Islands of Lake Titicaca!! We still can’t believe we did it. All of it is because of you!
“Because of you we got to squish little dirty faces, and hug on shoeless children. Because of you we got to learn the true value of hard work, and witness the pure simple love for a new pair of shoes. Because of you we were able to teach a family about their Down Syndrome child, something they hadn’t known of before. Because of you we were able to give an unsuspecting single mother working at our hostel a new outfit and toys for her 3 kids and to witness how alike we really all are in this world.
“Because of you we were able to witness an 8-year-old play soccer with us, all while never letting go of a sack of underwear and socks we had brought him. Because of you we were able to bring smiles to cherub cheeks of children who had never heard someone speak as terrible Spanish as we tried to. Because of you we were able to share love to all those we came in contact with. Because of you our eyes have been opened to the gratefulness we have to live how and where we do. Because of you we made a lifelong dream a reality. Because of you we are forever changed.
“When we arrived home we knew we weren’t done. We knew this mission was just the beginning of a lifelong mission to serve and love. We are hopeful in our continued efforts to try and serve the orphanage we fell in love with in Cusco and the malnourished children we found and enrolled in Bountiful’s nutrition program. If you are interested in aiding us in that goal please let us know.
“Again, we just want to make sure you know, we LOVE you, and are grateful.”
Kaysha, Jarom (15), Nora (13), Isaiah (11)