We see a world where poverty and oppression reign and where people and organizations abuse their power. A world where children are the victims of malfunctioning economic systems. Many people live for themselves. The ordinary man and woman often do not benefit from economic progress.
We want to share the love of Jesus by helping the poorest children and families in Peru emerge from spiraling poverty. We see a blossoming country before us where everyone, young and old, has the prospect of a promising future.
We want to inspire and help people and organizations in the Netherlands to make a concrete contribution to the fight against child poverty in Peru.
In October 1986, we; Wilkin & Aukje van de Kamp, flew to Peru (South America) for the first time to adopt our – then three-year-old – son Joel Carlos. Almost eighteen years later (in the summer of 2004), we flew back to Peru to attend our Peruvian son and daughter-in-law’s wedding. Carlos and Mariela and their four daughters now live in Arequipa, the second-largest city in Peru after Lima. God has opened their hearts to the many children in this city, who never get the chance to be children and are often forced to work on the streets.